In my opinion, Brixton is an amazing place if you travel in the right way.
Aside from the obvious Oxford st, Knightsbridge, Notiing Hill or Covent Garden even, there are still so many places in London that I haven't discovered. Once those top 'must-see' places have been slowly ticked off, I started looking for areas, with the matter of truly feeling some vibe. Cultural vibe, I mean. After all, London is one of the cities with the greatest diversities, the fountain of so many different culture, and a place where loads of foreigner calls it home (or second home).
As you might have noticed from @ms.tiffanyyang, a few days back, me and a couple of classmates got to spend some time in Brixton (South London) for a school shoot. It was my first visit to the area. You can't blame me, it is almost an hour tube away from where I live. We walked around the station for good photos, and I was so thrilled to see so many graffitis. Though most of them are related to the currently happening Brixton Arches issue, art is still art. My point is, street arts in particular, have always been one of the best ways to attract a good amount of attention.
或許你們在Instagram上已經發現了，因為學校作業的關係，因緣際會來到了南邊的Brixton。每天來來去去搭著地鐵，卻鮮少往這個方向走。雖然時間不長，但幾個女孩子，還是興奮深入車站附近的街道巷弄。即便只是與學校相隔幾站，眼前的氛圍卻完全不同，倫敦這座城市就是如此惹人喜愛。特別的是，在這裏看見了許多平時市區看不見的街頭藝術，一幅幅充滿創意與色彩的壁畫，讓人忍不住駐足觀賞，仔細瞧，會發現他們其實都是為了當地的同一個議題在發聲。這就是街頭塗鴉充滿力量地方，看似隨性，其實每一次的噴漆與彩繪都包含著另一層含意，將腦海中的想法具體化，同意與否，我都深深佩服著創作者的才華。Before I came, a friend told me this place is not the safest place to be in London. It's surprising how much this kind of comment can impact you. As soon as I walked out the station, I get what he means. It's different. In my opinion, Brixton is an amazing place if you travel in the right way – with the right research, the right amount of companions, the good appreciation of diversity and street art, an open mind, and the excitement to see something new. Sure, I can spend my entire time in London in the same areas, I'm sure it wouldn't be any less interesting. But, most of my greatest experiences in life come from me stepping out of my comfort zone, doing stuff that makes me more or less nervous from time to time, trying new things and asking question. Adventure, the reason why TLG was born in the first place.
It's sad we only got to spend a few hours there, perhaps next time, and I'll come back with a longer post about this place, I promise. Anyways, let's all be adventurous some time. Let's all do that. Hope you get what I mean. Time to go to bed.x