Monday, 30 June 2014

NW5

A note from Joelle... 

♫ ♪ 'NW5' - Madness ♫ ♪

There's something about Camden is different. It just feels like another world that just happens to take the shape of a North small London Borough.
Camden is vibrant, cultural and iconic. 
People come to see the Mods, the Goths, the Hipsters. 
People come to peruse around the lock and eat street food at the same time.
People come to haggle with market traders and get good bargains.
People come for the nightlife and the smell of incense (which is everywhere!)
I come here for similar reasons, but mainly the fashion, the music and general 'easy-going' attitude.
Camden was the home to some great British artists: Madness, Amy Winehouse and err, N Dubz...
And there are so many new street artists flogging their EPs and albums on the side of the street (I bought a guy's rap album because I was so impressed with his ambition and tenacity to sell them in the blazing sun!).
Amani and I stopped by this cute record shop in the Stables tunnel area to see what they had in stock. They had EVERYTHING! 
I immersed myself in their vast DVD collection, whilst Amani searched for the new Coldplay album.
The title of this post refers to my favourite Madness song as well as the Postcode for were I was today. Give it a click and have a listen!
 From Pop to Punk and R 'n' B to Reggae, they have it all!
 Amani noticed something and told me to 'look up'. This is what I saw...
There were about 30 instruments on the ceiling. We noticed there was no flute though, tutt, tutt!
After, we headed around the food and clothes stalls. Vendor were fighting for our attention and it felt like we were on holiday in a Moroccan market. I love their passion and enthusiasm! 
I don't know if it will ever happen, but I see myself living in a flat about a Camden boutique in the future! That's so 'me'! Living in a vibrant town with different cultures, clothes and creative spaces is something I'd love to be a part of.
Have you ever been to Camden Town? I hope this post has convinced you to go!
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