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.
London's graffiti scene is vast and diversified. With renown people such as Banksy (see his murals on map here) but also other talented street artists - the level of the artwork is often high. Below you can see some of the murals located on or near Brick Lane from my instagram profile. There are numerous graffiti tours in the City for those interested to get to know more. Soon more photos - Banksy included - stay tuned.
This is the second and last part of Borough Market series. Fish and cheese stalls as well as some sights from the market itself. Venues architecture makes it a great place to buy all you need for the upcoming weekend and take a rest on the side drinking coffee or ordering a pint in one of the nearby restaurants.
Borough Market is one of the London's most renown markets. Central located on the South Bank of the City and selling food from around the world which is as various as the stall owners. Stall owners know their craft and inventory - all selling in their own ways. Some may be found quirky, others noisy but all they have in common is that they're real individuals. Well, most of them. The market itself is dated back to 1276 but is claimed to exist over 200 years earlier. Whatever the truth may be - it can be seen that the art of selling and the craft of trade have deep roots here. Meet the people and sights of Borough Market in two parts. Today visiting fruit, meat and bread stalls.
"Humans of New York" is a Facebook profile of Brandon Stanton who in 2010 decided to move to New York. He had a vision of taking 10 000 photos. Short on cash, he started photographing New Yorkers and placing them on Facebook where images were followed by their stories. Sometimes it was a photo with one sentence and sometimes a whole conversation. First there were few likes every day. Now, at the moment of writing this, it's 2,800,238 likes and 1,339,482 people talking about it. As the city is a vibrant capital of the world - the topic seems to be endless.. And so it continues on daily basis. Facebook has made a video in relation with the social site celebrating it's 10th anniversary and followed Brandon for two days to capture how his stories and photographs are created.
A photograph not published earlier from an autostop trip to Budapest. View on Danube river with freedom statue overlooking the city from the Gallert mountain in the upper right corner of the photo. It was a hot day in the city with temperatures reaching 35 C and not a cloud in the sky could be spotted.