Earlier this week a lovely couple celebrating surviving to a particular milestone birthday booked a private tour. We met outside their snazzy lunch restaurant and set off on a bespoke route, they had been on the tour “rule of 6” covid bounce back era and we just wanted to explore different territory. Barely had we gone a few yards when my chin dropped as I spied sitting on top of a street pole a new statue by Jonesy.
It had the body of a monkey and a rat like tail and it was definitely was seeing no evil.
This forms a natural partner to a “hear no evil” compadre a couple of hundred yards away on Brick Lane.
It is wonderful when these totally unexpected surprises catch your eye, street art geeking yields these little magical moments even on a tour.
All photos: Dave Stuart