I paid a visit to @shopfromcrisisfinsburypark as it peaked my interest. It was a shop where a section was selling used clothes, shoes etc while the other part was a cafe.
@crisis_uk is a national charity and aims to end homelessness in Britain. They believe that no one in the 21st Century should be left without shelter.
It really made me think because up until a couple of years ago, I never really thought much about homelessness, there are all these stereotypes that if somebody is homeless it's because it is their fault, that they're drug addicts, that they're just being lazy etc.
How wrong is this on so many levels 🙄.. ignorance aint bliss man.
People are made homeless from a number of reasons, out of their reach. Domestic violence survivors, fraud victims... it is unbelieveable some of these stories. And sometimes they just need a helping hand.
It really amazed me to see that it was a Sunday afternoon and it was pretty busy. It made me feel a little happy actually to see how some members of our community are really helping each other out.
The coffee had a nice kick to it, and the interior... well you can see for yourself in my pictures!
Well done everyone there working so hard!
Every time my man and I passed @twotempleplace, he mentioned how he would love to show inside, but it’s closed most of the year.
However, last week we finally got to go and see inside after all this time. This magnificent place is only open for a few months a year so it would be a great time to visit now as they are hosting a fascinating exhibition on Ruskin. He was an artist, social thinker and the most influential Victorian art critic of his age.
The architecture and decor inside are absolutely stunning, with wooden figures of characters from ‘The Three Musketeers’ and a frieze near the beautiful ceiling based on four of Shakespeare’s plays.
On either side of the great Hall on the first floor are two beautiful 19th century stained-glass windows, each representing sunrise and sunset respectively, and are at eye level which makes them easy to admire.
Actually the most exciting part for me was the lamps decorated with cherubs at the entrance, as they have three elements I absolutely love, cherubs, turquoise and old decorative lamps. Aren’t they just so darling?
The exhibition is until the 22nd of April and it’s free entry. I’ll add some more pictures on my stories from here.
Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday ♡
Ahh @lou.loxley - I love this photo of yours. I used to live about 5 mins away from this beautiful mews, for over ten years. I saw such enormous changes on and around Portobello Road in that time, and my life twisted and turned in ways I never could have predicted. New friends, new loves, big heartbreaks, an unhealthy obsession with Doritos (now replaced with ice cream). I’d stroll through the market on most days, walk the beautiful streets of my neighbourhood, hop on and off the 328 or 31 and always feel so incredibly lucky to have landed in such a special spot. I love this part of town and still feel like it’s mine, somehow. But then I moved to Finsbury Park (because boyfriend) and then to Walthamstow (because baby) and I’m in love with where I live now, too. My life is a tapestry of London villages... I wonder where we’ll toddle off to next...
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Check out this cute squirrel that @lensereflection found in St James’s Park in London, United Kingdom. What is your favorite thing to do when in London? 😍🐿🇬🇧
One of the most charming facades in all of Hampstead ✨😍 Today I came across another account that was sadly using a fantastic creators photo without credit, under their own name. I featured this photo recently, as they had shared it in the #dreamylittleplaces community, under the impression it had been photographed by that account - which it hadn’t! Anyway, it’s all been corrected with proper credits made, but it’s not the first time I’ve seen this type of thing happen, including to my own photos too 😕 This may be an online world, but it is still people’s hard work, time and effort that goes into creating these images.
What are your thoughts on inspiration, copying and downright theft in the Instagram world? 🤪