Thursday, August 11, 2011

London Walks!

Joanna Walsh, aka BADAUDE, the itinerant blogger and artist of many things French has taken her pen for a walk in London and, hey! at the Tate Modern

The book is an alternative walking guide to London.  "You travel through the city by atmosphere rather than by the souvenir shops," she says. "Although there are still a few pubs in there!"  Buy it direct from the Tate Modern or in Paris at Shakespeare & Company.  It's a steal at 8,99 Pounds or 10 Euros. Click to enlarge the photos.

From the book sale site:

London is best appreciated on foot. Packed with quirky observations and out-of-the-way treasures, this unique, hand-drawn guide reveals the charms of a city waiting for those ready to stop and look.

Badaude's intricate and witty drawings not only capture the unique architecture and atmosphere of London's streets, but also the way its inhabitants talk, dress and behave. With twenty-one suggested walks, three bus routes and one boat trip, London Walks! is the perfect companion for every urban explorer.

Badaude writes and illustrates a weekly column in the Times and her work appears regularly in the Guardian and The Idler. She has exhibited at the Port Eliot Festival, Shakespeare and Company and the Wellcome Collection.

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