London modern architecture, noir style.
Some of my favourite images of London’s architecture, in black and white.
I took a trip to visit two of London’s most iconic brutalist buildings, Trellick Tower and Rowley Way in the Alexandra Road Estate. Both are fascinating pieces of architecture.
Rowley Way was conceived as a way to pack together as many residences as possible, hence the stacked and angled, highly futuristic style. Standing in the middle, you feel like you’re on another planet in a 70s sci-fi movie.
Connecting various parts of the estate are a series of concrete walkways - easy to get lost amongst, and are almost arranged into strata - working their way up and down the two halves of the estate.
5. ‘Outro’ - M83
4. ‘Violin Concerto No II’ - Phillip Glass
3. ‘Svefn-g-englar’ - Sigur Ros
2. ‘Everloving’ - Moby
1. ‘An Ending’ - Brian Eno
The greatest music ever made.
The unexamined life is not worth living.This quote, from Socrates, is actually pretty fascinating. It basically says that life without questioning its meaning is not worth living. Sure, it’s a pretty ‘overthinky’ kind of thing, but in all seriousness I believe it’s critical to ask the most important questions ever asked by mankind - who made us? Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? Something as complex as our world doesn’t just happen by accident (yep, Darwinism is a massive scientific cop-out), so why? Nobody will be able to answer this question, but it’s important to ask it.