London 2014

One of my favourite cities in the world is London!
I’ve visited London the first time during a holiday exchange programme for teenagers. And since then I’ve felt in love with this wonderful place. In 2014 I went for visiting London again to take some of my Streetscapes.

London is one of the view “Global Cities” in the world (refer to Saskia Sassen ). I think that this is what is fascinating me since my first visit (about me). The resulting energy, diversity, creativity and speed of change, which you can sense in London’s streets:

The growth of networked cross-border dynamics among global cities includes a broad range of domains: political, cultural, social, and criminal. There are cross-border transactions among immigrant communities and communities of origin, and a greater intensity in the use of these networks once they become established, including for economic activities. We also see greater cross-border networks for cultural purposes, as in the growth of international markets for art and a transnational class of curators; and for non-formal political purposes, as in the growth of transnational networks of activ- ists around environmental causes, human rights, and so on. These are largely city-to- city cross-border networks, or, at least, it appears at this time to be simpler to capture the existence and modalities of these networks at the city level.

http://www.saskiasassen.com/pdfs/publications/the-global-city-brown.pdf ()

This is what I’m aiming at capturing with my Streetscapes:

You can also find some of them in the following galleries: Streetscapes | Waiting for the Train | Working Streets.

I cannot finish this post, without mentioning the wonderful museums of London. Without any rating of the non-mentioned museums, my 2014 London favourites have been: Tate Modern () and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (). Below you will find some inspirations of both.

Yours
Sven Michael

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Here below some inspirations from the above mentioned museums / exhibitions:

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