I have been a Londoner all my life, born 1992. I have found myself traveling around, drawing the city and being amazed by some of the wonderful buildings and places I have failed to take much notice of. When drawing in a place for a day you start to make a connection with the buildings and objects around you, and you begin to feel grounded. This blog is an exploration of London through drawings, and I will be attempting to find out as much as I can about the places, and people In this amazing and scary city.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

The old town hall for the metropolitan borough of Southwark. 
Currently a building site after a severe fire damage in 2013 which damaged a large part of the roof. hopefully depending on expenses this historic building will be in use again with plans to build a public hub and library.  

Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral

When the markets are finished and the choir singers have gone, the old Gargoyles of London arise to watch over and protect their sacred old home. 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Elephant and Castle

Another tower going up in Elephant and Castle area to be expensive private homes no doubt.

The future doesn't look bright for the Elephant and Castle shopping centre built in the 1960s.
Its demolition date was 2010 yet it still stands. what is the plan now? build a another Westfield? or just create more expensive flats for profit. Another tragic outcome from social cleansing and gentrification.   

Friday, 4 November 2016

Fortese Greene, Mossy Well. 

"A woman smokes while leaning against my wall.
I wonder if she knows what used to be here and what stood very tall.
what was great and wonderful and had many a hall"

Monday, 24 October 2016

Twisted, agitated movements traveled across the street, a man looks on breaking his conversation with his business. He looks threatened, he cant understand, he wont. There is a pause, the silence is enough before the business can be continued. Everyone stiffens, prepared to shove, ready to be annoyed.

Voices echoed through the area of flats stacked in a vertical maze, concealed by the surrounding greenery, and roofed walkways. The tongue is strange but familiar to the old ghosts haunting the outskirts of the establishment.  

The Gothic wonderland that is Holy Village N19. 

This place has got to have some old ghosts. In this private residential village there are doors that open and doors that do not. 

Monday, 17 October 2016

  The  London Millennium Footbridge or as my Granny calls it the Wobbly bridge. 
I was on the beach of the Thames below the Tate modern. A good spot for some drawing allows you to get away from the rush of tourists and agitated suits rushing around.