A Mural in Westbourne Park

Just a quick one today. I recently started a journalism course near Westbourne Park, West London. On my way to class last week, I caught site of this impressive mural on an otherwise wholly unremarkable street. I’ll post something more substantial in the the next week or so. You can now follow my adventures on Instagram…

Smurk

This mural by Smurk appeared near Mornington Crescent tube station over the weekend. The work replaces the piece by Deesaster that I snapped a few weeks back. I have around 60-70 photos from my recent visit to Brick Lane that I hope to get posting over the next few days, so watch this space (pun…

I am Ayman and I am a refugee from Syria

Ayman Hirh was a successful marble and granite trader in the Jobar district of Syria’s capital, Damascus, before the escalating political situation in his country drove him and his family into exile. Because of his involvement as an activist in the 2011 uprising and President Al-Assad’s subsequent crackdown on any and all dissent, Ayman was…

Words to live your life by

We saw this tile mural beside a church while on a walk near the river this afternoon. A schmaltzy message it may be, but one fitting for the season. I hope you all had a peaceful holiday time and look forward to the new year.

All Things Must Pass

A new month, a new mural in Stucley Place. This piece was installed by French artist, Ador, with the help of his newfound collaborator and friend, Sémor. The work reminds me of an article and its accompanying illustration that I recently saw in the Wall Street Journal. The article, entitled  When Instagram Culture Ruins a Vacation…

A state of perpetual change

A few weeks ago I posted about a piece of street art that had popped up in Stucley Place (AKA “Shit Alley”) in Camden. Well, that piece has already been replaced with this very interesting work. The artist responsible is a young man from Hong Kong who goes by the name of Roes. I actually…