An Eye On London

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‘Walking is the best way to explore and exploit the city…

Iain Sinclair, if you didn’t already know, is a fine writer and a fine writer of walks neatly dovetailing with his wider understanding of poetry, film, literature and life. He has a distinct vision of London as do I. His vision is one and mine is another. We all view our city through eyes filtering memories and connecting neurons and it is these unique experiences that inform what we write about.

Here’s what Iain Sinclair has to say about why walking is the best way to view your town:

‘’…the changes, shifts breaks in the cloud helmet, movement of light on water. Drifting purposefully is the recommended mode, tramping asphalted earth in alert reverie, allowing the fiction of an underlying pattern to reveal itself…Walking, moving across a retreating townscape, stitches it all together…’ Iain Sinclair Lights Out For The Territory (1997)

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