This Week In London


…The Monument reopened. Wren’s commemorative 202 ft Doric column to the Great Fire of London had been planned and built very soon after the event, and has now been restored to its former glory. Its height is the distance to the fire’s starting point.
A rather smart 3-D poster for jeans in the style of Hokusai’s famous woodblock print appeared in Hoxton. It’s made out of old pairs of jeans. So far, no-one has tried to pull them off the poster. Can’t have been up for long, then!
Meanwhile, over in Southwark, graffiti art that doesn’t seem to be advertising anything looked especially bright in the unseasonal February sunlight. Perhaps the age of Banksy is over…

2 comments on “This Week In London”

  1. D Goldthorp says:

    After a quick catch up on your blog I’m now inspired to climb the Monument and visit Gay’s The Word on my forthcoming trip down this weekend 🙂

  2. I.A.M. says:

    How much of that Southwark mural is real? Is there actually a big round door in the wall, or is that a damned good trompe-l’Å“il effect?

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