East End Street Art, London

 

London's East End is an interesting neighborhood, to say the least, with its history of waves of immigrants and working poor people, with its Jack the Ripper stories and more.

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We were there recently on a foodie walking tour, but as we went, we noticed quite a bit of street art, the sort of informal, often political graphics that can tell a story in a quick view.

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And even some food elements that seem to fit with the art!

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Oh, if you were wondering where the arrow in the second picture came from, look no further...

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Mixing art and history, above...

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