Situated between leafy suburban Dulwich and the diverse multicultural Brixton is one of London’s best-kept secrets. Herne Hill is an idyllic little “village” tucked tightly amongst the chaos of south London. You can find it by taking a short 5min bus ride from Brixton tube.
I’ve lived here now for nearly 9 years and cannot imagine being anywhere else. There is an abundance of small independent cafes and bars serving amazing coffee and homemade cakes. There is The Half Moon which is an old rustic pub dating back to 1896 which also has live bands, the occasional record fair and still has all the original stained glass windows. There is a local butcher and a cute little “laundrette”. The main attraction in this place is Brockwell Park which boasts of 125.53 acres of land and its very own outdoor LIDO. In the summer, the park is buzzing with picnic goers, runners, and sunbathers and has a friendly, warm atmosphere. There’s a number of festivals, circuses, and country fairs and there is even a toy railway for the kids.
I can’t recommend Herne Hill enough, if you are really lucky you may see some wild parakeets in the park or even pop singer LaRoux having a Sunday pint. If you are super lucky (like me) you may be able to get a shot of “Mr New Orleans”, a local man who always dresses in period 1920s gear including leather braces, spats, and a pocket watch.
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If formal training alone is not enough to make great art, then being in a room full of like-minded people might be another form of encouragement. To see fellow artists labor over the tiniest detail, to feel the depth of their ambition, to be part of this silent energy—these are priceless perks. The following photographs of University of Art and Design from the 1920s let us sit in on some of these busy classes.
In 2009, Neil Krug uploaded a commercial for Pulp Art Book on Youtube. In the comments section someone asked, “Does anyone know what kind of camera he uses or how he gets his pictures to look the way they do?” Krug was on to something. He did something wildly intriguing, one that looked to have a secret formula.
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Common advice tells us that Tokyo is best experienced at night. The neon lights of Ginza come on, Shibuya Crossing gets crammed, Ropponggi lets loose. Reverse the advice and we’ll get something like a palate cleanser. The Imperial Palace, Shinjuku Gyoen and small parks peppered around the city offer relief, from morning until late afternoon. Even ordinary streets appeal to tourists. We suspect those secret ramen spots add to the charm.