Back in May, I had the opportunity to travel to the UK work. Not a lot of time for myself, but I did manage to spend a weekend in London. When I’m travelling, I prefer to capture the everyday. Of course, I did the tourist thing and shot the Tower Bridge, the London Eye and Hyde Park, but there’s nothing like finding those quiet moments in the life of the city.
This young artist perched himself high up on the plinth of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square. Below him, tourists were climbing all over the structure, taking photos in front of the lions, but this guy had found his spot and was happy in his own little world.
The Sunday markets in Brick Lane are known for the wide range of weird and wonderful merchandise. And weird and wonderful people. This lady had taken some time out to watch a performance by The Sonic Manipulator. Weird. Wonderful.
Brick Lane has lots of stalls selling bikes, bike parts and bike repairs. They range from one guy I saw who walked up, laid a couple of wheels on the ground and waited for a buyer, to more established ‘mobile bike shops’.
The London Underground. Home to some of the longest, steepest escalators I’ve ever come across.
And finally, Aldgate East Tube Station.