Last week I didn’t blog because I went to Glastonbury.
And even more annoying than bloggers who apologise for not blogging because they were at Glastonbury are:
a) people who call it “Glasto”
b) people who then come back and proceed to tell you how er-maz-ing “Glasto” is.
I know this because up until last weekend I was one of the non-festival-goers who wrote passive aggressive “Ermagad SHAT AP” tweets and angrily clicked “hide updates” on album after album of grinning Facebook photos, and stuck my fingers in my ears and went “Sounds amazing. LAH, LAH, LAH” whenever someone tried to tell me how great it was.
So I won’t tell you about how amazing Glastonbury was. And I won’t apologise for not blogging.
I’ll just vindicate whatever viewpoint you have about it with the following quote, overheard at 3 o’clock in the afternoon as my friend and I walked past a security guard relaying information into a walkie-talkie, and then we can get back to blogging about London.
So while I sort my next post out, here are some more London blogs to keep you occupied. They’re unusual and different and concerned with documenting the little bits of London life we walk past every day (and not a sponsored post in sight).
Doorditch – http://www.doorditch.co.uk/
Let’s kick off with a blog that photographs all the doors in Shoreditch, and tells the stories behind them.
From the Upper Deck – http://www.ftud.net/
Photos of the city’s inhabitants going about their daily business, all taken from the upper deck of London’s buses.
Empty Underground – http://emptyunderground.com/
James Whatley’s blog snaps the London Underground at those moments when it’s just you and your camera on the platform.
Fresh Eyes on London – http://aglimpseoflondon.blogspot.com/
Daily snapshots of London – taken all over, all the time.
Today’s Londoner – http://todayslondoner.com/
This blogger is taking one photo of a born and bred Londoner every day for a year.
i bike london – http://ibikelondon.blogspot.co.uk/
If you’re an advocate for getting about on two wheels, you will bloody love Mark Ames’ bike blog.
London On the Inside – http://londontheinside.com/
Alright, so I said no events listings – but this site does it best in my humble opinion. They know what’s going on, and sometimes that’s all you need to know.
Dogs on Trains – http://www.dogsontrains.com/
What’s that? I like dogs? Yeah. I do. And I like them even more when they’re on trains.
Phoneboxing – http://phoneboxing.com/
Another slightly unusual blog – this time documenting the things you find inside of London’s phone boxes.