Sunday, August 22, 2010

Save Wanstead Flats

Save Wanstead Flats

Mass Community Picnic

Sunday 5th September

Monday, April 26, 2010

Wanstead Flats Sunset

Wanstead Flats Sunset
Originally uploaded by AndyRob
Sunset over Wanstead Flats Alexandra lake.

A good time to go bat spotting

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Goldfish in Alexandra Pond

I saw some goldfish in Alexandra Pond today, just where there's a shallow bit formed by the high water level, opposite the little row of shops. My eye was caught by a red coloured fish about 4-5 inches long, basking in the sunshine. Looking further I could see 9 or ten others, brown coloured, and some much bigger. That's the first time I've noticed fish in the lake but knew there must be some in there due to the fishing birds such as heron and cormorants which are  attracted to visit sometimes.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

The Orbit

The Orbit is a new sculpture to be built for the Olympic park at Stratford, Newham.

It's a giant tower and a piece of art by Anish Kapoor

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Stratford High Street Market Station

Stratford Market Station

Soon to be the new DLR station known as Stratford High Street:

From TfL:

"This station will be a twin platform station where the platforms are either side of the tracks. It is located just south of the Stratford High Street with footbridge connections to Bridge Road to provide access and regeneration to surrounding areas. In order to locate the station here, Bridge Road will be permanently closed from November 3 2008, except for emergency vehicle access. The road closure will avoid taking any permanent land from Rokeby School and ensure the station remains close to Stratford High Street."

Lots more information can be found at Subterranea Britannica

Photo by suburbanslice

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Stratford Old Town Hall

So this is Stratford Old Town Hall, originally West Ham town hall, now hardly used by Newham council and a candidate for getting sold off or something.