There's birdsong and rain in the air: 2 October 2010
So now I've left Hackney behind and have reached Canonbury in the borough of Islington.
Like the other stations that were part of the North London line Canonbury is being extensively renewed. It was built during the 1860s when London was expanding rapidly but very soon any remaining Victorian features here will have been obliterated and all you will see is a brand new station. It will be much more comfortable to use and there is this wonderful addition of a lift, or elevator, if you prefer.
This drawing shows the old wall backing on to gardens overlooking the railway and I used mostly water soluble pencils plus black pen.