Already two weeks back after our break! Hard to believe. Time has been spent trying to evaluate our chosen possible working areas, and narrow them down to more manageable chunks of the City. Lots of discussion went on about on the merits and potential that each area might offer. The Markets area was chosen for its potential with a great built environment, under-used resources such as the market itself, and as an interesting linkage area to Smithfield (and beyond).
First impressions of the area, after an extensive exploratory wander are that it is quite quiet and empty. There is an awful lot of vast blank wall space. The area seems charming and interesting in its own way, however, there are definite deficiencies such as a lot of organic waste on the ground, anti social behaviour such as the man I saw urinating against a wall.