Euro trip day 2

Okay. So today I went to Trafalgar Square, the national gallery and Big Ben locations. I no ticed a few things whilst walking around the city.

There aren’t as many pubs/taverns as i Assumed. I thought there’d be one on every corner but sadly no. Then again, it’s like  assuming every Australian takes a kangaroo to school.

I noticed from a design perspective that there’s no posters or advertisements above the first floor. I assume this is because everyone has there heads down from the sullen weather.

I also noticed that every building and pavement is made of either brick or granite  this leads me to a few things. British are as hard as stone a as stubborn. When it comes to the past they hold onto it. A Starbucks can be set up if only by the original stonework is not moved. And so within the city you can find a mix of the past and the more modern present  phone booths litter the city streets waiting for a superman to jump in and quickly change his suit. Everyone else can enjoy free street wifi from the booth in the mean time.

It feels good to ha e stone underneath your feet  . Stone is secure, stone is safe. Every British castle is built upon the foundations of survival.  Stone and iron can be seen throughout the UK’s dark history and its history can be seen in each carved facet of each ancient building . And yet within the stone cold walls you will find the warm British hospitality as they pour you a pint. Sheltered from the cold, cloudy days is a Londoner with a warm smile and a hearty handshake.

So without further ado here’s a few photos from the national gallery and Trafalgar square and Big Ben. Which I hear is going digital in 2016. 😉

Risk it all

Friends and family will know that there are big changes in my life right now. I have left my secure job with the Royal Australian Navy. As much as I liked the job, some people around me had a poisonous attitude and it finally got to me so I left.

I am in the workings of placing all my possessions in storage, and planning a trip to backpack around Europe for a month. When I get back to Australia I am pursuing a career in graphic design. This is all very exciting and it’s not the first time I have done something spontaneous. In fact, I think I’m up to my third mid life crisis lol.

Anyway, in between packing my things I came up with the idea of a medical drug that incorporates all of these feelings and high risk; Its called Riskitol.

Thank you for your feedback and appreciation.

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One of my favourite games in Fallout: New Vegas by Bethesda. The Tops casino is central to the storyline of the game.
The Rad Pack at the Tops Casino is believe is based on the Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Buddy Greco.
I really do enjoy their type of music, so much so that I was listening to them whilst creating the moodboard. I retained the 60s theme as well as the Fallout game series too. The motto of the Tops Casino is “You’ll dig us baby, we’re the tops!” Any feedback or constructive critiscism is welcome.

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