You wouldn't be here if you weren't curious.*
Hi! I'm Elena! Welcome to my travel blog Creativelena.com.
For me, it is all about “life-seeing instead of sightseeing”: Join me as I create, eat & live my way around the world. Curious?
*Check out my book, “The Creative Traveler’s Handbook”, for learning more about what we mean by creative travel. Travelling means the world to me, makes me fit for everday life and sometimes, I trust, also calmer on the inside. Read this blog with a smile, share what you love and remember to check back regularly: After all, when was the last time you did something for the first time?
Staying next to South London Gallery & Café (a wonderful combination: breakfasts here are especially highly recommended!), ART in the district of Camberwell, South East London is literally on our every doorstep.
I whirl around like an autumn leaf dancing through streets, dashing across lanes, taking turns and – settling down again, for instance at House Gallery & Cafe. Reading a book I picked up in an East London bookstore the day before (“Why People Photograph” by Robert Adams: Nice title, great food for thought!), I still muse at the following quote contained therein: Smart is okay, but lucky is better.
And lucky I was that day! Come and trace South East London Art with me!
The Arts are omnipresent here and literally carved in stone – leading to a blogging site, of course !
Passing the University of the Arts College at literally two steps from where we are staying …
… I look up at a mighty blue, clear sky perfect for new explorations under the (special light of the autumn) sun. As with many other museums, a visit to South London Gallery is FREE!
At House Gallery & Cafe, I discover a rather unusual exhibition: “Artists Who Are Waiters”.
Check out the gallery downstairs, but don’t miss their great Eggs Benedict or Muesli, Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit for breakfast …
… leading to Artists Who Are Waiters! Great painting, inspiring graphic art and some fine pieces of writing to be found here.
Halloween makes for art to light up even an ordinary street pub window.
Can coloured facades be called art, too? Modern houses (do exist!) in South East London.
However, as a British nostalgic, I opt for the latter: Traditional brick houses appear beautifully crafted here.
Finally, my favourite of all day: Street Art near Brixton Village in South East London. Steal a fleeting kiss from the city you love!
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