10,000 views!!! The Top Five Posts as Inspiring City hits 5 digits !!!

Last week saw another milestone for Inspiring City as we reached the landmark 10,000 views total on the blog.

It didn’t seem that long ago since the total hits amounted to 5000 and I have to admit to being pretty pleased about that at the time.

Well since then things seem to have taken off and just two months after the first milestone we’ve hit the second. So to celebrate I thought I’d produce the top 5 posts that have generated the most interest since the blog was started in August last year.

Thanks to everyone for your support in making the blog a success 🙂

1. A Street Art Tour of Brick Lane in London (479 views)
Brick Lane is the place to be for street art and this tour takes the casual visitor to the area on a journey which takes in all the best places. It’s designed for someone new to the area who doesn’t have much time and who just wants to see a bit of art and experience the culture of the area.

The Truman Brewery looks out onto Brick Lane and the alley leading into Dray Walk is a vibrant place to be.

The Truman Brewery looks out onto Brick Lane and the alley leading into Dray Walk is a vibrant place to be.

2. The Outdoor Street Art Gallery of Dulwich (402 views)
Another tour although this time we journey around the leafy streets of Dulwich. Over the past two years the Outdoor Gallery has developed and now contains works from the likes of Stik, MadC, Phlegm, ROA, Conor Harrington and Reka. It’s an amazing place with all the works based on the old masters from the famed Dulwich Picture Gallery. Slightly off the beaten track but well worth the effort to get there.

Conor Harringtons Duelling Men, part of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery

Conor Harringtons Fighting Men, part of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery

3. The Seven Gates of London (366 views)
A historical post, Inspiring City isn’t just about street art, it’s about other things that I find inspiring about the City of London. The Seven Gates used to stand as part of the city wall and they still exist in the place names around the city. This post goes in search of those gates to find and photograph the locations of where they once stood.

The Old Bailey sits on the former location of the Newgate

The Old Bailey sits on the former location of the Newgate

4. DALeast Street Art in London (326 views)
The incredible artist DALeast visited the city to paint a whole bunch of murals which were spectactular to say the least. At the time of writing the majority still exist and they are true wonders to look at. The artist paints all over the world so when he rocked up to the East End it was a big deal and generated a lot of interest.

The DALeast fighting Tigers on Hanbury Street

The DALeast fighting Tigers on Hanbury Street

5. Harrods Great Gatsby Window Displays (303 views)
Sneaking in at number 5, this post about the latest incredible window display at the iconic department store Harrods seems to have caught the imagination. The Great Gatsby was a movie released earlier in the year and Harrods decided to pay homage to it by decking out the windows with some of the most elaborate designs. It can’t be denied, the window dressers here are masters of their art and an art it truly is.

The Great Gatsby Display in Harrods

The Great Gatsby Display in Harrods

Thanks to everyone for reading and making the blog a growing success 🙂

If you want to check out the top five Inspiring City articles check out:

A Street Art Tour of Brick Lane in London
The Outdoor Street Art Gallery of Dulwich
The Seven Gates of London
DALeast Street Art in London
Harrods Great Gatsby Window Displays