While millions of people were opening their presents on Christmas morning, one Londoner decided to take advantage of the mass desertion of the city centre. Inspired by the scenes in 28 Days Later, Ian rode around some of the busiest tourist attractions and shopping districts in London and took photos of the empty streets and abandoned sites.
I found it so strange to see the usually bustling areas of town, such as Oxford Street and the South Bank, devoid of people. Actually, now I’m tempted to escape my family next Christmas day to enjoy my city without the crowds.
There’s a helicopter hovering overhead at the moment. I can see its lights from my bedroom window. I wonder what they’re looking for – this is a residential area… It’s been hovering here for a few minutes now and it’s pretty noisy.
My mum and I just joked with each other that the cops are looking for my dad – he hates the police with a passion.
I really enjoyed this viral ad by T-Mobile, which played on the popular flash mobbing phenomenon of the past year or so. I liked how just a small group of people started it off, then increasing numbers of people joined in until the entire concourse was rocking. I also loved the way that the people who were obviously not part of the act joined in too, like the guy with the vertical afro and a couple of elderly women. The music was great, especially that mash potato song which I remember from Dirty Dancing.
How comes nothing like this happens when I’m in a major train station?
I guess I should be glad that someone calling himself Pollo (Chicken in Spanish) took the time to send me a message via my contact form: “Dam girl u look Firme.”
Thanks, Mr Chicken, I’ll take that as a compliment.