Shoreditch, East London, 2008

evereddy © 2009 James D Umbra

This image has been nominated for the prestigous Pay it Forward Group,

by Tainia Finlay and this is what she very kindly had to say about it…

“I love this not only for the colour but also the feeling of times past, taken in Shoreditch, London. This building has withstood two world wars and could say so much about life over the years in that part of London. Umbra has a unique way of illustrating candid street life in London. One of my favourite artists on RB.”

Thanks so much Tai :))


  • roybarry
    roybarryabout 6 years ago

    OK-favourite, straight away. Great textures and comp.

  • Thanks Barry, unusually trusting for us to have shutters on the outside…someone might nick ’em :))

    – Umbra101

  • artchicnj
    artchicnjabout 6 years ago

    Being a mixed media, artist, I love the textures. They are similar to textures i try to ‘create’ on canvas.

  • Thanks artchicnj :)) these places are disappearing fast, with developers moving in everywhere. Its hard to find anywhere run down anymore…

    – Umbra101

  • shallay
    shallayabout 6 years ago

    I dream of finding a facade like this – excellent find, nice work!!

  • thanks shallay, me too :)) I wanted a wider view but there were too many cars about :( problem is, its smack bang in the middle of a very busy area [especially weekends]…but I shall persist.

    – Umbra101

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesabout 6 years ago

    Very nice work, I love old doors like this. Keep wanting to get around my town and shoot some. There are many I see and wish to photograph.

  • Thanks ericseyes, you’re lucky, these are pretty rare here and usually obstucted by cars…

    – Umbra101

  • PPPhotoArt
    PPPhotoArtabout 6 years ago

    wow this is just wonderful
    perfect in every way!!!!!

  • Thanks Patricia :)) I’ve walked down here a few times and somehow never noticed it before ?…then suddenly there it was :))

    – Umbra101

  • budrfli
    budrfliabout 6 years ago

    love the unique doors and the pealing paint, neat eye!

  • Thanks very much budrfli :))

    – Umbra101

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 6 years ago

    Great capture!!

  • Thank you Yool, I love your work :))

    – Umbra101

  • mausue
    mausueabout 6 years ago

    Lovely colour and texture in this image. Good composition and nice sense of balance. Great documentary on urban decay :)

  • Thanks very much mausue :))

    – Umbra101

  • Joey  Visser
    Joey Visserabout 6 years ago

    awesome textures!!!

  • Thanks Joey :))

    – Umbra101

  • Jane Keats
    Jane Keatsabout 6 years ago

    Oooh, I love the textures, the colour, the composition, nice one Umbra!!

  • Thanks very much :))

    – Umbra101

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