April 10, 2014

In Focus: London and the U.K. From Above

Photographer Jason Hawkes has been making fascinating aerial images since 1991. With a gyro-stabilized camera, he takes photos directly from the open door of a helicopter. Hawkes has covered subjects around the world, but specializes in aerial shots of the United Kingdom. Once more, he’s been kind enough to share some of his recent photos with us here.

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March 31, 2014

theatlanticcities:

Inside London’s first cat cafe.

[Images: Reuters]

(Source: thisiscitylab)

March 12, 2014
"If the city’s ability to draw global capital is its sole criterion for success, London’s collective ethos may indeed be ready for a reboot."

London’s Current Obsession: Its Own Identity Crisis (via theatlanticcities)

(Source: thisiscitylab)

March 4, 2014
theatlanticcities:

London’s architectural icons, transported to the cliffs of Portugal.
[Image: Gus Petro]

theatlanticcities:

London’s architectural icons, transported to the cliffs of Portugal.

[Image: Gus Petro]

(Source: thisiscitylab)

January 31, 2014

Are People More Open About Life When Running?

In a park in downtown London, directors Matan Rochlitz and Ivo Gormley set out to ask the most intimate questions of unsuspecting joggers. With the idea that the unconventional interview location would drop the runners’ guards, the filmmakers were able to elicit candid, funny, and oftentimes moving responses.

In an interview with The Atlantic, Rochlitz talks about the impetus for the film, and how they captured the runners in motion.

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January 30, 2014

theatlanticcities:

"On January 30, 1969, London lunch-goers were treated to an unexpected Beatles concert. That remarkable event was made all the more memorable by this — it was the band’s last show together.”

(Source: thisiscitylab)

January 29, 2014

theatlanticcities:

This London Underground turnstile is singing along to a Blur song. Kind of.

(Source: thisiscitylab)

December 17, 2013
"Pub conversions are all over London now – you can find them for sale, for rent, even on Airbnb – and their renters and buyers generally get a pretty nice apartment. Still, a community without a pub is a community that has been hollowed out, as without some local place to socialize, streets become dormitories rather than destinations."

The Weird Economics Behind London’s Disappearing Pubs (via theatlanticcities)

(Source: thisiscitylab)

November 13, 2013
What Counts as a Living Wage in London?

(Source: thisiscitylab)

November 5, 2013
Class-Divided Cities: London Edition

(Source: thisiscitylab)

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