Friday, December 2, 2011

Spitalfields Life Header

Spitalfields Life Header

The Gentle Author, who writes the amazing daily blog Spitalfields Life (, asked me to produce a Header for the site for this month. It is based on late Georgian prints of the area around Nicholas Hawksmoor's beautiful St George-in-the-East church in Shadwell, east London, very near to where I used to live.

The scene is early evening/ dusk, as the shops light up their tallow candles and the moonlight falls gentle upon the church tower and the plumes of smoke rising from the chimbleys.

Click on it to enlarge the image. There you may perceive, if you squint hard and use your imagination, the Britannia Inn, Ince & Co. Umbrella-makers, Appleton & Robson Silk-merchants, and Bommer & Belch, tripe-dressers.

Spitalfields Life is featuring, every day up until and including Christmas Eve, my Advent Calendar. Subscribe now to the SL site so you don't miss a thing!!


Clive Hicks-Jenkins said...

You're on a roll my friend. Utterly charming header on Spitalfields Life. Great gig! (-;

Paul Bommer said...

Thank you dear Clive.
The header makes reference to another SL-PB collaboration, which will soon be revealed!