Last week saw the publication of our debut London Picks post. This is a new feature on London Living, where we select the articles from within the London blogging community that have been tickling our cultural taste buds most over the past seven days.
This week, we start with Annie Mole, the scribe behind the majestic subterranean Going Underground’s Blog, a site dedicated to everything (and we mean, everything) to do with London’s subway system. Annie’s post from the weekend, revealing various 3D cutaway diagrams of the London Underground, provides a superb insight into the history of our city’s throbbing network of tunnels and stations deep below the ground.
With an array of beautifully designed images and posters from years gone by, and the present day, there is plenty to see. The intricately designed pencil drawings of various London Underground stations by Duncan Lamb are particularly interesting: futuristic, angular and captivating sketches that peel back the surface and offer a refreshing perspective on transport below the ground.
Next up, is a riveting piece of history from Another Nickel In The Machine, a blog about “20th century London, its history, its culture and its music.”
With a plethora of captivating images, the most recent article is equally thorough and stimulating. From the vandalising of Hitler’s waxwork at Madame Tussauds to a fascinating historical summary of London’s Cenotaph and the amazing ‘ghostly’ photographs of Emma Dean to the surge in popularity of spiritualism throughout the early 20th century, there’s much to take in here, but it’s well worth a read.
This is a powerful exhibition with the poignant theme of the loneliness as a child in China most prevalent. It’s an exhibition definitely worth visiting, but you’ll have to hurry, as it finishes on the 21st April.