Blog Post August 2018 by Wendy Dobing

Posted on August 12, 2018 at 11:36 AM

  United colours of Camden

I decided to take a trip to Camden in North London, visiting because I haven't been there since I went to the Camden Fringe back in 2013.

I focused more on what was all around me as it was so crowded. Camden is always full of colourful objects, even the ones stuck to the side of buildings as part of signage. I was really interested to see what I would call sustainable buildings with living green walls but also a touching tribute to the people of Grenfell. It turned out to be the last day that this billboard was up, it was removed the next day.

I also noticed some unusual townhouses designed by the architects Grimshaw, right next to the Grand Union Canal. The metal appearance is described by the architects: "The recessed, canted glass walls of the dining area alternate with the convex corrugated metal walls of the living/bedroom, resulting in a solid / void pattern on the canal fa├žade".

Camden Town is a colourful and intriguing area, looking beyond the main famous area of focus there are some curious items to be found.