10 Photographs: The (Super Random) Little Things in London

One of the best things about living in such a big city like London is the little silly random things that pop up each day that make you smile or roll your eyes or at least grab your attention away from the mundane, the everyday routine. That’s what this blog is all about.

Yesterday, for example, I saw a grown man in a suit with a briefcase chasing pigeons outside a tube station with a childlike glee. Apart from that he appeared perfectly sane.

But it’s not just the people. It’s the signs with the grammar mistakes, the little touches like the Cockney language option on a cash machine that my friend Rich photographed recently, stuff people leave lying about, stuff people carry through the streets, stuff people wear.

Here’s a few of the latest examples that made it to the LLO Flickr pool.

Photo: Unloading a happy piece of artwork at a gallery on Westbourne Grove by Steve Reed

Empty Chair, BrixtonPhoto: Empty chair in Brixton by Dave McGowan

Photo: Door in Deptford by Steve Reed

Freedom Bookshop.
Photo: Freedom bookshop on Angel Alley, E1 by Dennis Owen

Austerity rainwear for dogs
Photo: Austerity rainwear for dogs by Where The Art Is

Photo: Apostastrophe in the window of Diana’s Diner on Endell Street, Covent Garden by Dave McGowan

Gods Love Never Fails (!?).
Photo: God’s love never fails on Victorian Road N16 by Dennis Owen

This is what happened to baby Jane
Photo: What happened to baby Jane by Graham F Kerr

I Miss Your Grey Sweater...
Photo: Finsbury Park Skate Park N5 by Dennis Owen

And one more that I took near Brick Lane a few weeks ago:

Adjust Your Dress
Photo: Please adjust your dress before leaving by LLO

Have a happy Tuesday everyone! Hope you see something random that makes you smile.

Drop Your Pants

A bit of creative advertising spotted by Stuart Chalmers in Clapham Junction.
Drop Your Pants Here

That´s all. Happy Friday (and bank holiday weekend if you´re so lucky to have Monday off!).

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London Art Spot: Retail Opportunities

Okay, so it’s not exactly a normal Art Spot post, but it’s a pretty artistic photo from past Art Spot interviewee Kathy Archbold, aka Buckaroo Kid.  It also fits the “observationist” theme perfectly, so I had to share. Proper Sunday Art Spot interviews start up again next week!

does it get any better?

For the normal Art Spot posts, click here.

Londoners: Walking to Work

It was early morning and I was wandering around Liverpool Street, Devonshire Square and the little alleyways in between. I loved the position of this man walking to work in his suit with the graffiti in the background.

Around the Corner to Cock Hill

Around the corner from this pretty wall is the dingy Cock Hill with this lovely flourescent green message “Please DON’T PISS on our door”. At least they asked nicely, I guess.

Please Don't Piss on Our Door

Happy Monday everyone!