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Bookmarks tagged with “london”

  1. Click opera - Hanging gardens of Barbican

    Momus on growing to love the Barbican. (via Blackbeltjones)

  2. Cars parked illegally in bike lanes in London - MyBikeLane.com

    It’s vehicles stopping in the advance cycle boxes that annoy me most, because it’s so easy not to do.

  3. County of london plan 1945 - a set on Flickr

    “excerpts from a small booklet explaining the ideas behind the official County of London Plan.” Lovely.

  4. IanVisits London Events Guide

    Fantastic guide of interesting things going on in London. I’d like an iCal file, but otherwise, handy stuff. (via Simon Willison)

  5. The Present Sound of London by Giles Turnbull - The Morning News

    I was sceptical about this — “I don’t have time to listen to sounds!” “I live in London, I don’t need to hear it through a computer!” — but it’s really quite lovely in its framing of brief moments of life. Would like to overhear more conversations, but I’m nosey.

  6. Taking a walk in the clouds - Times Online

    An article from 2004 by Bob Stanley on London’s raised pedestrian walkways. (via Blech)

  7. Notes.husk.org. The City Of London Highwalks.

    Paul Mison’s starting some writing about the raised pedestrian walkways in the City of London. Good stuff.

  8. Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair « Mostly on McSweeney’s!

    A very nicely written set of notes about that discussion at the British Library a week ago. (via Blech)

  9. Stalled building sites in Square Mile to become allotments | News | Architects Journal

    Temporary grow bag allotments, but still, better than nothing. (But not as good as having Milton Court undemolished either.)

  10. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666 by Various - Project Gutenberg

    Completely wonderful 17th century science. Fascinating subjects, beautiful titles (“A Relation of Persons killed with subterraneous Damps”) and gorgeous language.

  11. The London Gazette - Munday Septemb 3, to Munday Septemp 10, 1666

    Facsimiles of four pages of ‘The London Gazette’ reporting on the Great Fire of London. “Published by Authority”.

  12. YouTube - Unit Four Plus Two — Concrete and Clay

    1965(?) video for the song, filmed on the building site that was to become the Barbican.

  13. Royal Academy of Arts Events

    Podcast of Royal Academy talks, including all of this and last year’s ‘The Architects Who Made London’ lectures. Good stuff.

  14. London Underground Tube Diary - Going Underground’s Blog

    Inside those tube carriages you can see on top of a viaduct in Shoreditch. Shame the video’s no longer available. (via Blech)

  15. LISPA - School - Information - Film

    LISPA has a new website and a promotional film. The pictures at the top are people from my year, the film features people from the year above. Very strange, and lovely, to see and hear all this stuff again.

  16. Notes.husk.org. All Change On Oxford Street.

    Paul Mison on planned improvements to the Oxford Street / Regent Street junction and the horror that is the junction by Centre Point. All looking good (but it’d be hard to be worse).

  17. G20 protest videos: Growing catalogue of evidence against police | UK news | guardian.co.uk

    As Charlie Brooker said on Newswipe, how come all the press and TV crews failed to catch the real story at the time. And they wonder why many of them are doomed. (via Tom Taylor)

  18. Richard Nicholson Photography - ‘Last One Out, Please Turn On the Light’

    Lovely and sad photos of disappearing darkrooms. A good accompaniment to those photos of Soho record shops that went round a while back. I miss darkrooms. (via Infovore)

  19. G20: Did police containment cause more trouble than it prevented? | World news | guardian.co.uk

    “…people thinking about embarking on demonstrations in the future may have to decide whether they want to be effectively locked up for eight hours without food or water and, when leaving, to be photographed and identified.” I’m increasingly disliking this country. (via Preoccupations)

  20. Indymedia London | Videos | Show | film of police attack on G20 climate camp

    There have been worse examples of police violence, but this still isn’t good. (via Boing Boing)

  21. Streetphoto :: View topic - G20 riot posed photo

    A good description of how scenes like the two guys smashing the windows of a branch of RBS surrounded by photographers happen. (via Moleitau on Twitter)

  22. Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: the kids are alright

    And while I’m at it, Chris’s post from a few weeks back. What kind of country are we living in now? We’ll need someone to invade the UK and “liberate” us soon.

  23. London cops reach new heights of anti-terror poster stupidity - Boing Boing

    It’s hard to believe these posters aren’t some kind of parody. And it’s hard to react without using clichés (1984, Orwellian, etc).

  24. London CycleStreets: UK Cycle Journey Planner and Photomap

    A new site for planning your cycle journeys, using OpenStreetMap maps. A great start.

  25. CR Blog » Blog Archive » Meet Mr Chicken

    Fascinating stuff about the man who designs “90%” of all the signs for fried chicken places in London. (via Chris Heathcote)

  26. In Pictures: Secret Bits Of The Barbican - Londonist

    Not that secret - only two or three photos are from inside the building that’s currently being turned into flats, but still interesting.

  27. The Architects Who Made London with Maxwell Hutchinson - Architecture Programme - Royal Academy of Arts

    Series of six discussions about twentieth century architects who have done important stuff in London. On Mondays, first was last night, no online booking *rolls eyes*.

  28. The little page of TRANSPORT CHAOS

    Great idea. Love the descriptions of chaos levels. Longer-term graphs would be nice.

  29. Reduced Circumstances - Current showcase

    Run actors’ showcases at Soho Theatre twice a year.

  30. A Typographic Survey of the City of London on Vimeo

    Lovely little video about the typography used in public throughout the City. Only criticism: sound recording is very poor quality. Otherwise, fab. (via Blech)

  31. Twee as Fuck

    Fanzine, monthly London club night, record label. Looks great. (Warning: the naughty page plays music when it loads.)

  32. Home ‎(Barbican restaurants‎)

    Wiki for restaurants local to the Barbican.

  33. West End Whingers

    I’m enjoying this blog’s theatre reviews. Intelligent but down to earth and nothing too obscure.

  34. Remember to breathe: Catching up a bit

    I’m loving Eric’s account of being at LISPA. Nicely written and very reflective. He’s the father of someone I was there with until July, and is now doing the course himself!

  35. Photographic collection homepage from London transport museum

    More than 16,000 historical photos of London, nicely browsable. You can even add comments to each one. Would be nice if they enlarged bigger, but otherwise fab.

  36. The School Of Life - Homepage

    “A new cultural enterprise based in central London offering intelligent instruction on how to lead a fulfilled life.” A religion without religion? Intriguing. (via Kottke)

  37. HS_LicensedVenueList.pdf (application/pdf Object)

    City of London venues licensed for weddings.

  38. JPMorgan plans Europe HQ in Canary Wharf - International Herald Tribune

    Yay, they’ve ditched plans for their massive HQ on London Wall, which would have destroyed some of the public highwalks. (Three weeks old.)

  39. BBC News | England | London | Smithfield market plans refused

    A couple of weeks old. Phew. I’m not against redevelopment if it’s not going to be more glass offices and same-old shops.

  40. Last Call, Bohemia: Entertainment & Culture: vanityfair.com

    Christopher Hitchens on gentrification, New York’s West Village, London’s Soho, etc. (via Kottke, yes I’m catching up on a lot of Kottke)

  41. LRB · Iain Sinclair: The Olympics Scam

    Very good long article on the 2012 London Olympics and its effect on East London. I was getting won over by the Olympics until this reminded me how I really feel.

  42. Frobisher Crescent : Coming Soon

    Work has started on 69 new studio, 1, 2 and 3 bed flats in the Barbican. Pointless un-informative Flash site.

  43. 285 - London’s Lost Rivers « Strange Maps

    Idea for public art project: Brass markings on roads, pavements, buildings, etc. that mark the path of the rivers that are now hidden. (via Ted Mills)

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