Friday, 9 September 2016

Camden Town: A Photo Diary

 
Camden Lock (hence why there are numerous padlocks along this bridge)

 

A boat passing through Camden Lock


A better view of the bridge at Camden Lock

Ooh, I'm such a typical tourist here..

Street art really does fascinate me

It fascinates me so much that I wanted to show you some more..


Look at all the pretty colours!


I couldn't not take a picture of coloured houses


The shop fronts were just too damn cool

They were quite literally off the wall..

A couple of months ago, myself, my mum and my stepdad decided to go on a day trip to Camden. I've been wanting to go for the longest time and then when the day arrived, I honestly couldn't have been more excited. I was practically peeing my pants. That's how serious it was!

The funny thing is, I actually had this whole post written up and scheduled, but little did I know, I'd already scheduled another post to go up on the same day, so in the end, I took down this one and then ended up losing all of writing that went alongside it!
Although that was a right pain in the bum, I'm determined to write an even better (or almost as good..!) version today, so let's cross our fingers that it actually ends up staying on my blog this time!

For those of you who don't already know what Camden is, or why I'm making such a big deal about the fact that I got to spend the day there, I'm going to be enlightening you. Let me just start off by saying that it's either one of those places that you absolutely love or it will be one of those places that you absolutely loathe. I don't really think there's an in between!

As someone who isn't always the best traveller, I tend to worry myself and end up thinking that my anxiety may hold me back from visiting these places that I've been dreaming of since I can remember. When there are large crowds, I usually get the feeling that I'm trapped or that I can't escape and it makes matters worse when I don't actually know the place very well. Now, Camden is a very busy place and when walking around the town, you feel like you're packed so tightly in a tin of sardines that you can't walk for even a second without someone being either in front of you, behind you or to the side of you.
Having said that though, it isn't as extreme as somewhere like London, so you don't have to fret too much!

Camden is one of those really quirky, hipster places. As you can see from the images above, there's a lot of street art, graffiti, colour and there's also the sort of shops that would definitely stand out from the crowd - except in Camden, there really is no crowd, because all of the shops are just so different from the one next door! I don't think it's a town that's to everyone's taste, because some of you may think it's particularly appealing for those who are into gothic fashion and what not, but I personally think that you should just go there, experience the hustle and bustle and see what you think.

If you're into art and photography, then Camden will probably be the town for you. I'm not that much of an artist myself, but I'm hugely into photography and so I really enjoyed going out and taking all of these pictures, because I just love the fact that there's so much vibrancy and there's literally something that captures your attention in every street that you go down.

I literally have been wanting to get a picture of coloured houses for the longest time, because I so badly wanted to feel like one of those Tumblr girls and now I've finally done it and I couldn't be happier. It just looks so aesthetically pleasing, don't you think?

Anyway, that's it for today! I hope you like seeing my collection of snapshots from Camden! Have you ever been there? Is it your cup of tea, or not so much?

Lots of love always,

Jade xo

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