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December 6, 2012 7:21 AM   Subscribe

The winners and runners-up in the second annual Shit London photography awards, celebrating the city's ugliest buildings, worst shop names and most depressing views (Guardian.co.uk)
posted by The Whelk (21 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
That mattress is a thing of beauty.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:27 AM on December 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm not sure a competition called "Shit London" can complain about signs that similarly use coarse language for effect (the example is "This yard is not for recycling, so Fuck Off.") Sauce for the goose, and so on.
posted by alasdair at 7:31 AM on December 6, 2012


Good shit.

That mattress is a thing of beauty.

You may also enjoy this mattress.
posted by orme at 7:32 AM on December 6, 2012 [15 favorites]


It's not just a competition, it's a lifestyle whole website.

Also, fwiw, I think those captions are from the Gruaniad rather than SL.
posted by fight or flight at 7:33 AM on December 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


Not seeing what's so ugly about that ugliest building, other than the rickety scaffolding or whatever that is up on the right. Other than that, it's just a plain old buildingy building.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:35 AM on December 6, 2012


That mattress has nothing on the one that has been lying in Toronto's Don Valley for a couple of years, (still!) visible from the Bloor Viaduct, with "FUCK HERE" spray painted on it.
posted by The Card Cheat at 7:40 AM on December 6, 2012 [4 favorites]


The God still loves South West London one makes me wonder just what South London did to need reassurance. Is it a hotbed of heresy and idolatry?
posted by pointystick at 7:42 AM on December 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: Breakfast, Lunge, and Dinner...
posted by blue_beetle at 7:43 AM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


For a second, I thought that those pigeons were standing atop other pigeons.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 7:46 AM on December 6, 2012 [5 favorites]


These, sirmadamthewhelk, are brilliant, thank you so very much! Making my own quality manure for free never seemed so appealing. London for lovers!
posted by riverlife at 7:55 AM on December 6, 2012


You may also enjoy this mattress.

orme: I was just about to search for that image!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 7:59 AM on December 6, 2012


Celebrities That Look Like Mattresses
posted by Rock Steady at 8:05 AM on December 6, 2012 [3 favorites]


pointystick - 'Saff Landan', as it's known to the natives, has a(n unearned) reputation for postindustrial deprivation and stabbery, compared to the more genteel and historic North London. There are North Londoners who tremble at the prospect of crossing the river, fearing a descent into barbarism or Hell.
posted by forgetful snow at 8:32 AM on December 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


alasdair - its not a complaint, it's a celebration!
posted by Kiwi at 9:12 AM on December 6, 2012


"Stabbery" is my new favourite word.
posted by Pallas Athena at 9:29 AM on December 6, 2012 [3 favorites]


The God still loves South West London one makes me wonder just what South London did to need reassurance. Is it a hotbed of heresy and idolatry?

I ain't going sarf of the river, not this time of night... you'll 'ave to get another cab.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:34 AM on December 6, 2012


South West London is best London. North London scum can fuck right off. Oh... they did.

There is no such thing as a free lunge.
posted by Decani at 10:14 AM on December 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


In shamelessly tangential news, this is terrific. Another dose of that might sort the old place out a bit.
posted by Decani at 10:17 AM on December 6, 2012


but I like fishing
posted by gamera at 11:28 AM on December 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh, god. I can't stop giggling at the mattress.
posted by brundlefly at 4:35 PM on December 6, 2012


I would make the 'Gentrify This' my work desktop wallpaper - in fact, I was going to - until I saw that the lozenge containing the slogan was somewhat more phallic than I first realised.
posted by mippy at 4:54 AM on December 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


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