Monday, May 20, 2013

Abbey Road

No, we didn't photograph ourselves in the crosswalk.  Too much traffic.  And yeah, self-consciousness and not wanting to appear like an idiotic tourist (we see so many here where we live)  did also play a part.

But there it is, the famous Abbey Road.

Rather than the sidewalk shown on the album cover, I think that Handy was more interested in the studio itself.

I was fascinated by the graffiti.  We saw very little graffiti in London, but here was a place where it was allowed and even honored.

This just in time for Mother's Day.

Oh, Darling.


11 am in London was 3 am here?  I doubt anyone here saw us.

More of my favorite graffiti.

And more crosswalk views.  Here is a great article about the iconic Abbey Road cover photo shoot.

After, we walked around the lovely St. Johns Wood neighborhood a bit, and had a delicious greek lunch.

UPDATE:  Just to add this video.


Jen on the Edge said...

That's a spot in London I've never visited.

Did you know that crosswalks are called zebra crossings there and that zebra is pronounced "zeh-bruh"?

(short Z, not long)

(Although, since we're talking British, we need to pronounce Z as "zed" and not "zee".)

Patience_Crabstick said...


Anonymous said...

Love this set of pictures! Each and every!


Gary's third pottery blog said...

"Jojo left his home in Tucson, Az for some California..." WELL, anyway :)

Susan said...

What a lovely neighborhood! I would have had the same thought - stay out of that crosswalk but soak up the history.

Aunt Snow said...

Ah, lovely. My last couple of visits to London have kept me mostly in the East End, so I am not used to St. John's Wood.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

It looks like a lovely neighborhood. And really, had you told us, we could have searched the 24 hour archive to look for you...
Okay, maybe not. ;)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Pretty cool--and so CLEAN in that 'hood.'

T.J. said...

this was cool to see all the angles around that famous famous area!