Category Archives: art

National Treasures #dunkirk #graysonperry

(images from my trip to the Serpentine gallery) Is it just the Brits or do all nations collect National Treasures with such zealousness, bordering on the obsessive. For those not in the know these are not objects, artefacts or grand … Continue reading

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From Paddington to Page #walking #london

So what links Paddington Bear and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin? Me of course. I reposted a couple of days ago about why Paddington is so important to me and anything that brings him to mind is, well, a pleasure. … Continue reading

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Hitchcock and the Underground #London #travels

So there I was, on my way east on our rickety old transport system – I could dredge up some wikistats to tell you there are more passengers on the underground every weekday than bacteria in my nose to prove … Continue reading

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Painting a Love Story #streetart #dulwich festival #shortstory

Over the weekend Dulwich festival has included a local street art tour and commissioned a new piece for the entrance to the long disused Crystal Palace High level railway tunnel in Sydenham Hill Woods. I took some pictures and a story sort of emerged (with apologies … Continue reading

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O is for Odd balls, Old Street and Street Art #atozchallenge

Today is intended to be very visual. If you’ve followed me for any length of time you will know I really – as in REALLY – enjoy street art. We have a fair selection in my corner of South London … Continue reading

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D is for Dulwich #atozchallenge

‘The house I have taken,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘is at Dulwich. It has a large garden, and is situated in one of the most pleasant spots near London. It has been fitted up with every attention to substantial comfort; perhaps … Continue reading

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Gone but not forgotten

This sounds a bit like an In Memoriam piece which it it but it’s not about flesh and blood losses but around the built environment and specifically art. As I prepared to leave the house on Saturday, Dog and me, … Continue reading

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