3 February 2019

Bell cornered

The first thing I noticed was this striking portrait, painted big on a gable end facing Forest Road. Then it hit me - the giant scrolling advertising hoarding that's been there forever is missing. And about time too. Hoardings might in reality be less intrusive than Facebook, but they are much more visible, making the streetscape around them feel like a tawdry left-over, second-rate place. Waltham Forest council, if you're behind this - I can think of three more advertising sites offhand that could use the same treatment.