Urban Journeys

  • Urban Journeys: Surfs Up

    Surfs Up

    WHERE: Rodney Bay

    COUNTRY: St Lucia

    WHEN: 2017

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  • Urban Journeys: London South Bank

    Carousel

    WHERE: London South bank

    COUNTRY: United Kingdom

    WHEN: August, 2015

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  • Urban Journeys: London South Bank

    Yellow Stairs

    WHERE: London, South bank

    COUNTRY: United Kingdom

    WHEN: August, 2015

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  • Urban Journeys: Handwerk

    Sophienstraße

    WHERE: Berlin

    COUNTRY: Germany

    WHEN: March 2015

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  • Urban Journeys: Vending Machine

    Yoo Shop

    WHERE: Barcelona

    COUNTRY: Spain

    WHEN: February 2015

    Now that is what I call a vending machine! Talk about variety! Looks more like a shop than a vending machine to be honest. Open 24-7!

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  • Urban Journeys: Selfridges

    Selfridges window

    Selfridges

    WHERE: London

    COUNTRY: United Kingdom

    WHEN: January 2015

     

    This particular shop window display in Selfridges strangely enough reminds me of the insides of the market stalls that sell fabric in Balogun Market, Lagos Island in Nigeria. The mad yet orderly mix of colour and variety is usually the theme.

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  • Urban Journeys: Eko ile

    Eko Ile

     

    Eko Ile

    WHERE: Lagos Island, Lagos State

    COUNTRY: Nigeria

    WHEN: January, 2015

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  • Urban Journeys- Inbetween

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    The Spaces Between

    WHERE: Boston, Massachusetts

    COUNTRY: USA

    WHEN: 2009

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  • Urban Journeys: Fanta

    Fanta-Berlin

    Fanta

    WHERE:Berlin

    COUNTRY: Germany

    WHEN: November, 2014

     

    It is quite common to see urban art on the gable ends of residential buildings in Berlin, Germany and this is just one I came across this year in Mitte, Berlin. I will be on the look out for more as they are always fun and interesting.

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  • Urban Journeys: Alcatraz

    Alcatraz

     

    Alcatraz

    WHERE: Berlin

    COUNTRY: Germany

    WHEN: November, 2014

     

    Came across this entrance way in Berlin. It is the entrance of a backpackers hostel accommodation named… yes you guessed it. Alcatraz. The humour is appreciated.

    The original Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay in California, United States. Often referred to as “The Rock“, it has a lighthouse, a military fortification, was a military prison, and later served as a federal prison from 1933 until 1963.  In 1972, Alcatraz became a national recreation area and is now a popluar tourist destination.

    Amongst its infamous ‘inhabitants’ were the notorious gangster Al “Scarface” Capone (1899-1947) and murderer Robert “Birdman of Alcatraz” Stroud (1890-1963). Though many attempts were made, it is said that no prisoner ever escaped the island.


    Despite the name, the Alcatraz hostel actually looks like a pretty cool and friendly place judging from their website, their Google+ page and reviews from customers. So if you are looking for cheap accommodation in the centre of Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg) check out the Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel Berlin. It is close to the popular “Mauerpark” with its great flea-market on Sundays.

     

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