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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Whitechapel Market Stall on 26th May

With the help of our fantastic volunteers, and in the blazing sun, the Building Exploratory took to the streets on Saturday, hosting a stall in Whitechapel Market. We spoke to more than 260 people, asking them to name their favourite building, to describe the High Street and to tell us a secret about it.

Our volunteers were easily spotted in bright red
'Building Exploratory' t-shirts

The East London mosque was the people’s favourite building on Saturday and the road was described as ‘Beautiful’, ‘Mosaic!’, ‘Lively’ and ‘Exciting’. We’re keeping the “secrets” secret for now, but keep an eye on the Panorama High Street 2012 blog, where we’ll start revealing them soon!

Vote for your favourite building on High Street 2012 by visiting the People's Favourite Buildings webpage.

A visitor casts their vote for their favourite building

We’ve spent the past few months exploring the history and heritage of the 600 buildings along High Street 2012 as part of our Panorama project and want to enhance this research with the memories and experiences of people who use it everyday.

To add your experience to our collection, take a photo of your favourite building along the high street and send it to projects@buildingexploratory.org.uk, or send in a sentence about what you think about High Street 2012 to the same address. You can also visit us our next Whitechapel Market Stall on 23rd June, which will be outside the Idea Store, Whitechapel from 10am-4pm.

People's favourite voting cards blowing in the wind.
All photos are by Jon Spencer.

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