Tales of the city
July 27, 2012 4:17 AM   Subscribe

'The life of the city is infinite and unknowable; all we can do is look and report on what we find.' The London Column presents images of the city over the last sixty years, from the Festival of Britain to the present, a highly eclectic mix but with an emphasis on the everyday, the down-at-heel, the neglected and the unexpected. The compiler, David Secombe (formerly of Esoteric London), admits to 'a certain creeping cynicism towards the looming Olympic bunfight'. Like London itself, the site isn't easy to navigate, but the best way to browse is to go to the gallery page and follow the images that take your fancy.
posted by verstegan (2 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Never bring a knife to a bunfight, unless it's a butter knife
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 7:07 AM on July 27, 2012 [1 favorite]

For what shall it profit a City, If it shall gain the Olympics, And lose it's own soul?
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:26 AM on July 27, 2012

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