A Couple of Top Tens – 19 March 2014
My time in London is about halfway done, so I thought I’d treat you all to a couple of top tens I’ve discovered thus far—ten awesome photographs I took, and a list of ten things about this place that can’t ever be captured in a photograph.
Now. The ten that cannot be captured in any photograph (that we know of):
No. 10—The amazing accent that every born-and-bred East Londoner possesses
No. 9—The way this city smells and sounds. Go to a different part, and they change like clean underwear
No. 8—The entire Tube system
No. 7—I’ve heard at least two dozen foreign languages in the three days I’ve been here
No. 6—The food is cheap (if you’re smart about it), plentiful (duh, it is London), and international as hell (Turkish, Chinese, Indian, &c, &c)
No. 5—Londoners will assume you’re a Londoner until you open your mouth, or stand like a total goober in the midst of heavy foot traffic
No. 4—The genres and styles of the music you will hear here is truly mindboggling
No. 3—If you’re at least five-nine some Tube trainsets will make you feel like a fairytale giant
No. 2—If there ever was a 25/8 city, this is one of them
No. 1—If you come, you won’t want to leave. If you come and get a job, you absolutely will not leave
And this is just after three days. I shudder (with excitement) to think of what tomorrow will bring to by doorstep.
Bring it, you dirty bird.