Yesterday going to an Instagram meetup with Ryan, Raffe and Michel was part of the plans for the day, after my visit to the salon (more on that during the week). When that fell through, I thought I’d take Michel to Brick Lane and Shoreditch, as he hadn’t been there yet. We walked around for a bit, took a few photos, rummaged through a couple of the vintage shops and ended up getting drunk on cocktails at the Brick Lounge’s happy hour – 2 cocktails for a tenner until 9pm, hello?
Lisbon is one of the European cities that are worth visiting just for the street art alone. The amount of good quality murals can be astounding and well worth seeing. Every time I go back there I come back with a bunch of new stuff to look at. These were taken mostly along the river and at LX Factory. Enjoy!
One of the things I appreciate about street art is the ephemeral element of it. Here today, gone tomorrow. Registering these bits and pieces and see how they change or get covered over time is a fascinating process. The Brick Lane area always has some of the best street art to be seen in London, so that you can even find guided tours on the subject and the artists. If you fancy a different day out in London and would like to know more about the artists you can book a tour on websites like this one. I walked around for an hour or so and took some photos in the area, so this is what it looked like as of 15th of February 2014. Enjoy!
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Was it a huntsman or a player
That made you pay the cost
That now assumes relaxed positions
And prostitutes your loss?
Were you tortured by your own thirst
In those pleasures that you seek
That made you Tom the curious
That makes you James the weak?
And you claim you got something going
Something you call unique
But I’ve seen your self-pity showing
As the tears rolled down your cheeks
Soon you know I’ll leave you
And I’ll never look behind
‘Cos I was born for the purpose
That crucifies your mind
So con, convince your mirror
As you’ve always done before
Giving substance to shadows
Giving substance ever more
And you assume you got something to offer
Secrets shiny and new
But how much of you is repetition
That you didn’t whisper to him too
The song goes somewhat well with the street photos I took when I went out for a walk in Brooklyn after hurricane Sandy last November. Those days people were starting to leave their houses but it all still looked a little desolate. I hope to go back on a happier occasion.
I bought both dress and belt in Brussels when I was there a few months ago. I swear I nearly squealed when I saw the belt, it’s not only unusual but also in my favourite colour combo. I am not sure of the decade of the dress but I suspect it’s either the 60’s or the 70’s. The belt is most definitely from the 60’s. The shoes are from Topshop and I bought them years ago when I visited the UK just a few months before moving here.
As I still have a lot of photos from my visit to Belgium to share, this is the perfect excuse to show a few I took on the day I bought these items. These were taken in Brussels when we went for a stroll at the Quartier des Marolles, a neighbourhood filled with vintage and quirky shops with a lot of fun street art to look at.