Introducing the Sri Lankan project. I am a Londoner through and through but that inner connection has never left me, strangely Sri Lankans in Sri Lanka recognise me as one of their own yet are constantly surprised when I tell them I am actually a Sri Lankan.
Once notorious as the heartland of South London’s underworld, Brixton now finds itself infamous for it’s opinion-dividing regeneration. Dubbed a ’24-hour crack den’ by the Met police in 2002, just a decade later it became a ‘postcode en vogue’.
The Barbican is notorious for its brutalist architecture – a stark and imposing structure, it conjures up images of high rise tower blocks and impersonal slabs of grey.
WHAT LONDON WAS LIKE 20 ODD YEARS AGO…
I recently told someone I was a Londoner born and bred and had only spent 7 years of my life out of the city.
Architecture often tells a story about life, love, war, peace, sadness, progression, regression….no language is needed across borders, you can often just feel what is going on by looking at what man has built around you.
The Ten Bells Pub in the east end of London sits right opposite Spitalfields market and it would be really easy to miss this great little place if you are not looking for it.