Flaxen hair and tiger stripes

Flaxen-haired beauty
Flaxen-haired beauty

I needed to do some shopping today in Amwell Street. On the way I met this flaxen-haired beauty holding court over the doorway of a florist’s. I doubt whether you could climb up her hair, however…

Reflecting on antiques
Reflecting on antiques

Yes, it’s that antiques shop again. This time it’s reflecting the pub instead of the church. Maybe you can make out the name of the pub and it’s (deliberately) sinister logo: Filthy McNasty’s Whisky Cafe. “Filthy’s” is well-known for hosting rock bands, some of them before they became famous. Legend has it that Kate Moss pulled pints here before she became famous (if you regard her as famous).

Resistant flamingos
Resistant flamingos

Everything changes, even in Amwell Street. This shop has been a florist’s and a cafe. I think it was the local Post Office before local post offices were massacred. Today it’s a… Well, what? Is it a gift shop, a secondhand bookshop with political leanings…? Time may tell. If the flamingos know, they’re not saying.

(What do you mean, “Go in and ask”? That’s far too easy…šŸ™‚

Stanley bowing out
Stanley bowing out

This is another mysterious site. It has been locked up for as long as I can remember. Is Stanley Racing a chain of bookmakers? This one hasn’t been making books for a long time. It now seems to be being taken over by a plumbing company. I’m sure anything that brings extra life and vitality to Amwell Street will be welcome.

My namesake
My namesake

Here’s a close-up of the tiger I showed you on Saturday. He’s nicely detailed with blue eyes and white teeth. Actually, his expression reminds me a little of Freya. Give him a camera and a black hat and he’d be my perfect alter ego!

About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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