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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the day No.63

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the day No.63 I am breaking with tradition this Sunday and we’re going to Bermondsey St, I need a … ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.62

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.62 Brixton, long may Brixton stay as it is.  I was there yesterday showing an American visitor around London. Difficult to articulate but it feels like you are simultaneously visiting every part of the world all at the same time. Here’s a butcher.  A noted feature on all […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.61

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.61 Finishing the week in Soho. Brewer St, it was either going to be this leading gay lifestyle superstore, as described in Timeout  A Japanese knife shop or a record store.  All living happily cheek by jowl.  That’s what is great about this city. ©Barnaby Barford […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.60

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.60 We are staying in Soho all week and why not it’s nearly the weekend! Is there a more iconic Soho stalwart than this?  One that almost defines an area? The coffee shop that predated all other coffee shops, located on Frith Street in Soho Central […]

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The Tower of Babel – Work in Progress

The Tower of Babel – Work in Progress Big day!  I have finally finished all the Photoshop and layout of the transfers to be applied to the bone china shops.  Over 1700 man hours spent manipulating the photographs and then laying out onto sheets like the ones below.  I match different sides of buildings to […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.59

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.59 The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.59 Since we’re having such fun in Soho, we have been to an art gallery, we’ve bought some porn mags I think we ought to stay here, time to smarten up. This is a wonderful little […]

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The Tower of Babel – Work in progress

The Tower of Babel – Work in progress We are in full production now up in Stoke-on-Trent, here are some pictures of the pieces being cast. Each mould will only be used about 20 times to keep the quality of each piece to its maximum.  The moulds are made from Plaster, as in plaster of […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.58

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.58 Not travelling far from yesterday’s shop, actually virtually right next door.  Soho and the sex industry. Neon signs not for art today but for their original night time allure. We are seeing the sterilisation of many parts of London toward a gentrified boring landscape of branded […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.57

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.57 Soho and Walthamstow, this is a new art gallery on Brewer Street and when I shot the shop there was an exhibition of recently deceased Chris Bracey – a legendary neon sign maker who’s workshop was in Walthamstow, East London. Chris Bracey’s neon artworks started as signs for […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.42

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.42 Easter Day and I’m sure lots of you will be gorging themselves on chocolate today and since I had a special request to go a bit more upmarket – how about this chocolatiers on Lowndes St, Belgravia. Swanky! ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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