Post-Exam Part I – a bit more of London
This post documents some of my post-exam travel in London. I followed a strictly chronological order, so the geography is a little messy. I originally wrote a lot more than I did but eventually decided to be lazy and let the pictures speak for themselves, adding a number of captions here and there. Click through the galleries to read them!
Immortalised by Eddy Grant’s anthem about the 1981 Brixton riots, Electric Avenue is apparently so named because it was the first street to be lit up by electricity. It is the site of the vibrant Brixton Market, which stocks a hodgepodge of African, Caribbean and Portugese goods and foodstuff.
I rushed down after my last paper to catch the market winding down.
The Postal Service at the O2 Brixton
O2 Brixton Academy
Opening act, Stealing Sheep
I got tickets to this reunion tour off eBay. Surprisingly cheaply!
The gig started off pretty with album heavyweights ‘The District Sleeps Alone Tonight’ and ‘We Will Become Silhouettes’.
turn around turn around turn around
A fitting end to the exams.
Elephant and Castle, East Street Market, Peckham, Brixton
Elephant and Castle, complete with smoking man.
These are pictures from a long walk I decided to go on.
East Street Market
5 stalks of (holey) pak choi for £1!
What’s wrong with this picture?
Shiny (and cheap) aubergines!
Pie and mash with parsley liquor, a traditional Cockney dish
Peckham Rye – quite an unfamiliar environment, vs Central London
Gaining an edge over the 99p stores. Bertrand competition?
I love these random trees!
Walking through Ruskin Park, on the way to Brixton
Brixton Town Hall
The Ritzy Picturehouse – apparently one of the
Kew Gardens, Richmond Park, Hammersmith Bridge
Aloe Vaombe, or Davy Jones
Protected 10-mile view of St. Paul’s Cathedral from King Henry’s Mound
Sunset at Hammersmith Bridge