Tsingtao ADMIN March 3, 2008
Thanks to Steve_W for our new and group icon - the very same lamp that appears of the 60s/70s paperback of The London Nobody Knows.
Group DescriptionA group inspired by 'Finisterre : A Film About London', the 2002 presentation by the British band Saint Etienne. It's a dreamlike 24 hour circular journey from South Croydon station, visiting the often ignored and under-appreciated London. Greasy spoon cafes, a Soho dive, a Camden gig, a late night tube ride, an empty car park, a council estate. Rain. Bus shelters. Taxis. Canals. Torn posters. Banksy. A pub with racing results on Ceefax. The Barbican at night. Sodium lighting on wet pavement. Cheerful grimness. The London threatened with homogenised blandness. The London just out of the tourists' peripheral vision.
'Finisterre : A Film About London', was itself inspired by the book and film 'The London Nobody Knows'.
"IThe London Nobody Knows, a 1967 documentary stroll around the city with James Mason. No horseguards, no palaces, but Islington's Chapel Market, pie shops, and Spitalfields tenements. Carnaby chicks and chaps, the 1967 we have been led to remember, are shockingly juxtaposed with feral meths drinkers, filthy shoeless kids, squalid Victoriana. Camden Town still resembles the world of Walter Sickert. There is romance and adventure, but mostly there is malnourishment."
- This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
- Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
- Accepted safety levels: Safe