London, world city

Sunday, February 28, 2010

I first started taking photographs of London venues named after foreign places in the summer of 2008, when a cafe called Madeira and a supermarket named Istanbul caught my eye.

In the interim, I've been to north, south, east and west - to Tooting, to Shepherds Bush, to Stratford and Cricklewood, taking photographs showing London's great cosmopolitanism. I've found more than a hundred venues, with the most popular names coming from the USA, Turkey, Portugal and Italy.

And now I've reached 100 images, I'm going to bring this project to a close. And to do that, here are four venues - Buenos Aires, Tokyo, New York and Paris - evoking great world cities, just as London is.

Buenos Aires café, Greenwich, London

Tokyo Diner, Soho, London

New York City clothes shop, Spitalfields, London

Paris beauty salon