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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
11th December 1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
11th December 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated from the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson.
11th December 1930 Eccentric violinist Leonard Friedman was born in London.
Peter Roa's Crane Mural
Spectacular mural of a massive feathered crane off Brick Lane.
Location: 49 Hanbury Street, Stepney, E1 5JP
Description: In an long-forgotten side road from Brick Lane, a mural with wings was born. Belgian artist Peter Roa came to Shoreditch and painted an astonishing bird in about 8 hours in April of 2010.
Six Oranges filmed this feat as part of their documentary on Brick Lane and art. Here's a teaser for that documentary:
In 2012 it was covered by a banner for the mayor of Tower Hamlets to much local furore.