On the corner of Mandela Way, a small residential area near Southwark, lies Stompie. A Russian T34 Tank. The legend goes that it is owned by a local artist called Russell Gray who was disallowed planning permission for the land on which it now lies. He was given permission to however put a tank on the plot of land. The council believing this to be of the septic kind, not the kind with caterpillar tracks and a massive gun. Which is incidentally believed to be pointing at the local council offices.
The tank has gone though a few paint jobs from bright pink, to swirly patterns to now being decorated as a Chicago taxi cab. I preferred the previous paint jobs to this latest one but sadly never got to visit Stompie until recently.
If you live in London or are visiting and plan on seeing some of the ‘other’ attractions the city has to offer this is definitely worth a look.
Lomography have teamed up with the Museum of London to offer you tickets to see the London Nights exhibition, a collection of over 200 works by 60 photographers that document London at night. You could also win some Simple Use Cameras and some groovy MOL merch too!
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A picture can tell innumerable stories and messages, and such is the photography of Igor Posner, whose oeuvre of St. Petersburg's streets and everyday culture can transcend larger-than-life, a feat that the wordsmiths of timeless Russian literature have mastered.