Tube Strike. And a rightful one, at that. #tfl #london #uk #england #tube #underground #transportation #strike #voice (at King’s Cross St. Pancras London Underground Station)
This girl really run up her oyster card bill to £-616.29. Where the fuck were you travelling to, Hogwarts? Heaven? For £616 that train bettter have taken you to wherever the fuck Wayne Rooney’s hairline is hiding.
Historical Poster: “Be Map Conscious”, London Transport, 1945
Here’s another beautiful old London Underground poster that features the Tube map, apparently produced to help servicemen unfamiliar with London get around. The poster, which basically acts as a Tube Map for Dummies guide, was placed next to the map in stations, with the abstract guard pointing towards it. The “tear-away” section at the bottom right shows a slightly modified version (angles aren’t at 45 degrees, the Aldwych spur is missing) of the central part of the map, which would have been this 1943 edition.
The artist was Polish-born Jan de Witt (1907-1991), signed as “Lewitt-Him” on the poster.
(Source: Creative Review)
Shoreditch Tube Station, looking towards Liverpool Street Station, 1991. Shoreditch was the northerly terminus of the East London Line until its closure in 2006.
; This is “tube map” by artist Tracey Emin - work which I have found inspiring. (Where are you?) Simple context, clever idea.
Shoreditch Hight Street
East London Line Station
First in a series of images on the new East London Line Stations.
I love the confidence of this building - the power of that concrete “tube” flying through the air. Apparently it will be surrounded by retail opportunities which is why its required in the first place - seems a shame to me to cover it up!
My friend James lives very close to Shoreditch High Street. If not for Shoreditch High Street as a marker I think I would have been unable to find my way home many times from staying out late in East London.