Tag Archives: London

The World At Night

French photographer Genaro Bardy travels to great cities to capture them devoid of inhabitants. His single-minded project, Desert in the City, is chronicled in an upcoming book of the same name that he hopes to fund on Kickstarter. He manages … Continue reading

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More Than Half of The London Underground Is Above Ground

Many years ago, I wrote a travel guidebook for London, so I like to think of myself as fairly knowledgeable when it comes to the British capital. But I was surprised by some of the bits of information in this … Continue reading

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London’s Smallest Library

London’s Borough of Lewisham is home to the city’s smallest public library. The Lewisham Micro Library was created by local resident Sebastian Handly, who purchased the old phone box from British Telecom and outfitted it with shelving, lighting, and a … Continue reading

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Hashtag Tourism

The always inventive urban transit cartographer Jug Cerovic has teamed up with graphic designer Andrea Rohner and software engineer David Goldwich to create a new travel website featuring metropolitan transit maps labeled with popular Instagram hashtags rather than subway stations. … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name

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Getting Trippy With The Tate

Animator Jack Sachs spent just three weeks creating this trippy little video tour of the Tate Britain Museum in London. Sachs’ surreal CG characters occupy the staid gallery while guiding us on an engaging tour of the art treasures. I … Continue reading

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Virtual History

On his death in 1837, English architect and avid collector Sir John Soane bequeathed his stately London mansion and personal museum and library to the nation, with the stipulation that it would be preserved intact. He also required that the … Continue reading

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Underground Design

h/t to follower Evan Smythe for this post During the 1930s, London Transport’s first chief executive, Frank Pick, commissioned radical new designs for the system’s Underground stations, the famous Johnston typeface, and the iconic roundel. To mark the 75th anniversary … Continue reading

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City of a Million Bikes

In my ongoing promotion of print travel guidebooks, I’m happy to recommend the new Carl Goes Amsterdam guide. You may remember previous posts here on Carl Goes London and Carl Goes Berlin.This quirky series focuses on travel for creative types and modern urban nomads who … Continue reading

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Grey London

  To mark the launch of Bose’s Get Closer campaign for Quiet Comfort wireless headphones, Grey London has created a one minute video that shows dancer Maëva Berthelot moving through the deserted streets of London. Dancing through locations that range from Piccadilly … Continue reading

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