Picture Wednesday – Back to the Future

Today, it’s future day, well at least on social media. 21st October 2015 is when Marty McFly and Doc arrive in Back to the Future 2 to try and save Marty’s son. It seem like many of us have joined in the celebrations.

Social media sites have definitely become the platform where we become close to others who we don’t really know, but whom we might share something, even if it isn’t something truly meaningful. In this case, it’s a specific element that appears in a movie which has not even won an Oscar. It even is a second part of a movie. But, we don’t really care, do we? Back to the Future 2 was an entertaining piece.

Why do we find fun or even interesting taking part in this social media event? I vote for the sense to belonging without the hassle of a true and meaningful relationship with another person.

How much do you think they got right about the future? We don’t have those wonderful shoes, and we only have a promising hoverboard. Continue reading

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Picture Wednesday – Wild Cat in Town

I feel really gutted when I see great street artwork spoiled or erased in LondonHow s, especially if it isn’t replaced by another great street art item.

The one below has to be one of my favourites. It’s another cat, a wild cat. Take a look! How do you like it?

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The War against Gentrification in London

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last wrote here, for a good reason! Work is currently underway and there’ll be something big very soon. So, watch this space!

A couple of weeks ago, I was horrified to read on the papers about a recent attack during a Brick-Lane-Streetlarge demonstration in Brick Lane. Horrified and worried, because what drove that attack is something that is affecting us all one way or another. However, violence is not the best way to make those in power do something about it and it may backfire.

The demonstration was organised by an anarchist group called Class War. They attacked several businesses considered as symbols of the gentrification in that area. For those who may not be familiar with this, it is a growing issue in London. Continue reading

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London Buildings in the Movies (poll)

I was reading the other day about the stunning buildings which have been shortlisted for movie-film-reelthe prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize.It might be difficult to appreciate the beauty of the landmarks if we see them often. I used to work near the Houses of Parliament, and it was the many tourists taking pictures what I actually noticed more often!

Some of London’s well-known buildings have been amongst the UK’s favourite over the years, eg, St Paul’s Cathedral, etc. It is no wonder that London is one of the most sought-after film locations. I have somehow felt great when I recognised some locations and names in some of the most popular movies – ‘I’ve been there!’ or ‘I know that place!’

As the BFI London Film Festival is round the corner, 7-8 October (where’s the year gone!), I thought it would be fun to see which are your top London buildings. I have mentioned in between brackets one of the movies they appear in.

All you need to do is choose one of the options below. Feel free to add any other buildings, even if they are not as famous, in the comments and the movie where it appears.




Pic credits: Somerville Play House

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Picture Wednesday – Meow-tastic

As far as cats go, the internet is full of them. I have blogged about this proliferation of cats before, after I started to see them in street art in London too.

The one below is a meow-tastic, brilliant example and hope you will enjoy it. Continue reading

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