“Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in 1916, travelling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor. The scooter was a birthday present from her husband, the journalist and Liberal politician Sir Henry Norman.”
Too Cool For School: London Zoo Penguin Pool by Berthold Lubetkin-
Happy world penguin day everybody! In celebration, today’s post features three of my favourite things: Modernism, monochrome and penguins!
Russian architect Berthold Lubetkin, who emigrated to England in the 1930s, was probably most famous for Highpoint, a block of flats in North London. He was a pioneer of the modern movement in Britain and worked on many projects. He designed the penguin pool at London zoo in 1934 which housed the penguins until recently. The pool is still at London Zoo today and is now grade 1 listed but unfortunately the penguins have been moved to another enclosure.
Extremely huge soap bubbles in frozen South-East London.
/by Lionel Stanhope
Chromaroma, a social travel game for London underground users.
Piccadilly Circus in 1944 with great pieces of advertising all over. Excellent quality color film.
Banksy Camden Town Work Covered Up (via Banksy Camden Town Work Covered Up | Londonist)
Stunning pictures taken from a helicopter of London at night.
"If graffiti changed anything it would be illegal". New Banksy graffiti appears in Central London.
A new artwork believed to have been created by the artist Banksy has appeared on a wall in Fitzrovia, central London during Easter Monday. The work in blood red paint features the stencilled rat which has appeared in many of his creations.
Banksy’s latest street pieces which appeared in London over the Easter bank holiday reworks an old anarchist slogan coined by Emma Goldman “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” The piece seems to be a reference to a spate of recent arrests in LA of street artists such as Invader and Revok who are involved with the MOCA show.