China town

Singapore’s Chinatown is known as Niu che shui which literally means ‘ox car water’ This is due to the fact that Chinatown’s water supply was principally transported by animal-driven carts in the 19th century. We’ve entered Chinatown via Pagoda street, a hectic, shop and restaurant lined thoroughfare. Pagoda street takes its name from the Sri MariammanContinue reading “China town”

Random Parisian streets

Some random street shots from our roams around Paris’s streets and parks. Above is The ‘Fontaine des quatre parties du Monde one of the many ornate fountains in the city. Le Bateau Ivre” (“The Drunken Boat”) is a 100-line verse-poem written in 1871 by Arthur Rimbaud. This is part of The Wall of Poems project thatContinue reading “Random Parisian streets”

Battered yet beautiful

Finally I’m getting around to documenting our first ever trip to Germany for the man’s birthday last November. We plumped for the hip capital city of Berlin for our first ever trip to Deutschland and a fab choice it was too. We stayed in the Ibis Mitte hotel, perfectly placed to explore the city withContinue reading “Battered yet beautiful”

Scintillating Sardinia

We’ve off on our third trip of 2017 now. To the stunning Italian island of Sardinia. Sardinia is one of those places that doesn’t seem to register very highly on people’s travel radars but is an absolute hidden gem. Over the next ten days we find majestic old cities, hidden coves and stunning beaches soContinue reading “Scintillating Sardinia”

Colourful mishmash

This post is a bit of a free for all dumping ground for some of my most favourite pieces of street art from the Brick Lane tour. From the colourful  D7606 telephone box paste ups to Icon’s re-imagining of childhood games, it’s a crazy whizz though some particular highlights of mine! Possibly my favourite snap ofContinue reading “Colourful mishmash”

Birds, boys and British street art

Wow I took a lot of photos in a single graffiti hunting day! Above are some stunning Bom.K and Liliwenn murals on Hanbury Street in Brick Lane while below are a selection of paste ups, sticker art and close up details of other pieces dotted about the place. Here’s a few pieces of work fromContinue reading “Birds, boys and British street art”

Walls of colour

Whether it’s walls full of eye popping colour or the tiniest little sticker, every crevice in Brick Lane is crammed with art. Whatever your preferred style you are bound to find something to tickle your artistic taste buds. A mix of stickers, stencils and paper mash ups ensure that no two walls are ever the same.Continue reading “Walls of colour”

Words as art

Lots of the artwork dotted around the East End involves literally spelling out their messages. No one is more the master of this than Eine (Real name Ben Flynn). Eine is most notable for his alphabet lettering on shop shutters in around Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Broad Market areas of the East End. Above is aContinue reading “Words as art”