Marcin Konkel

Moscow to Bejing

To be more precise it's Berlin - Moscow - Novosibirsk - Irkutsk - Ulan Bator - Beijing according to the author of this video. Enjoy !

Trans-Siberian Expedition 2014

It all started as a spontaneous thought and a part of a dream. And so it happened.. After fruitful discussions, reading through few blogs, books and websites a new project called "Trans-Siberian Expedition 2014" (ru. Транссиб экспедиция) has started. Together with few friends we are going to travel across Russia, Mongolia and China (Beijing) by train and learn the local cultures, customs as well as visit interesting venues / sights (the part of the route called Trans-Mongolian). All starting in August this year. More information will be coming as the project is unveiled. To get to know about the railway itself visit wikipedia page.

Edit: Future posts and Instagram photos about Trans-Siberian Expedition 2014 are going to be tagged #transsib2014

Coming soon..

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Ozmo and Tant

LONDON | Graffiti by Ozmo (
LONDON | Graffiti by Tant (

A. Davey. Builder.

An old advert from the manufacturer of outside window blinds, upholsterer and decorator can be seen on the top of Portobelo Road, Notting Hill, London. The company was established in 1851. I was not able to find any history on this firm on the Internet but the ad still remains despite the years passed.

LONDON | Old building wall on Portobello Road.

The Monument

The Monument to the Great Fire of London (often referred to as "The Monument") is based in the city center of London as a column commemorating the Great Fire of London in 1666. It is 62 m in height and is placed 62 m from where the fire has originally started. It gives a nice view on the city with Tower Bridge and London Eye (in far distance) in particular. Below you can see the staircase and two shots on the city from my Instagram account.

LONDON | Staircase in Monument landmark.

#london view from Monument towards Tower Bridge

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#london view from Monument

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Green green grass

There are not many vast parks in central London such as Hyde Park with adjacent Kensington Garden where you can just walk for hours while still being in the city center. Well maintained with a small lake and Buckingham Palace (and Green Park) just across the road they seem like the perfect place for Saturday's stroll or a morning jog.

LONDON / View on Green Park near Buckingham Palace.
LONDON | One of many squirrels in Hyde Park.

Murals pt. 4

Last part of murals from London. The first two, like the most of earlier ones, comes from around Brick Lane. The last one is taken by Instagram near Bethnal Green road.

LONDON | Graffiti near Brick Lane by Alexis Diaz.
LONDON | Graffiti near Brick Lane.

#londongraffiti #london near Behtnal Green road

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Stop the boats !

Is Australia dissatisfied with Briton's emigration to their country ?

LONDON | "Australia Says: Stop the Boats !"

Trafalgar Square

LONDON | Trafalgar Square at night with a view at Big Ben.

Murals pt. 3

Many of Banksy's works have faded, been removed by the authorities or painted over but some can still be found in London and other cities. The artist from Bristol (allegedly born 1974) is world renown yet staying anonymous for so many years. His paintings are sold for some nice sums of money whereas he stated that those are not be sold. Seen in Bristol, London, New York, LA, Melbourne and many other cities world-wide - he is a street-art phenomenon. He also directed a movie "Exit Through The Gift Shop" telling the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art.

Lately, I was on track of his work in London using different sources to find his art and let me tell you - it's not that easy to "find a Banksy". I managed to get on track of only some of his works as others have been removed. Also these are just a few of his murals - there are surely more.

PS. Around two weeks ago, the famous "Girl with a balloon" was cut from a building wall and gone on auction and so have few other of his works in the last decade.

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