Staple Tye is a very interesting place with some amazing architecture. Unfortunately the original shopping centre of Staple Tye was demolished back in the 1990's, which I remember well as a young lad growing up in the area seeing all the big diggers and construction vehicles. The current shopping centre built in its place is sadly a very unexciting feature of Harlow in comparison.
Luckily most of the original council estates remain, and as I walk across the estates of staple tie, I am left in awe at Gibberd and his team of architects, for there stunning use of diverse shape and form in the structures they've designed, and in the way in which they have arranged them. I'm not just walking along a straight road beside a row of houses but down cul-de-sacs though alleyways and cut throughs, each area so unique from the last giving that sense of adventure and curiosity as to what I'll find around the corner.
Brockles Mead, Harlow.
Derelict flats - Wissants, Harlow.
Chinese Community Centre, Maunds Hatch, Harlow.
I had a great day walking around the estates many of which I haven't been since I was about 13, I feel asthough I have barely touched the surface of Staple Tye though, so many more inspireing sights too sketch, I'll have to return another day to cover it again in more detail.