There is a fantastic exhibition on at the London transport Museum called 'Mind the Map'. Fairly obvious, it's an exhibition about maps, and there are some absolute corkers. Loved this one ... a map of the world made from train tickets.
And this one, which is a gorgeous version of London from around the turn of the last century, I love the way this particular map is emotionally distorted and gives HUGE priority to areas like Hyde Park, whilst virtually eclipsing Charing Cross Road, a road that looms heavily in my own imagination. ALSO, South London is absolutely enormous on this map. Most modern takes on central London don't give Old Kent Road a look in.
|"Covent Garden - only cooking apples really"|
A mannequin just hanging out in Soho with a bike helmet and some summer shorts on.
Some cute coots who've made a mobile home out of a decent number of sticks and a stray life ring (one wonders what it's doing in the water in the first place ... did it just blow in or did it fail to save someone? Ooer). You can visit them in Kensington gardens alone with this guy:
Anyway. I think the point I am trying to get across is that there is a hell of a lot happening out there at the moment which I am finding very exciting. This is such a great city and one that I sometimes take for granted or stop noticing because I am too busy being self-absorbed, feeling grouchy about something nondescript or ruining my eyes in front of a computer screen and scratching away with my graphics tablet. Sorry London, you are amazing and I shall do my best to pay attention and from now on will document your efforts to be awesome as best I can.