Sunday, 17 June 2012

Vintage Railway Posters

I was walking through Richmond Train Station a few weeks ago and where they had been changing the frames that the advert posters go in to had reveled a bunch of old posters. I must have looked like a right odd one taking photos of a train station wall, but one of the things I love about London is the mixture of the old with the new. You can get a fancy new air conditioned tube or you can hop on one of the 10 1960s stock route master buses. Which I once did with my dad, who grew up in London. He wanted to jump off the back whilst it was still moving 'for old times sake'. He told me not to jump, because it takes practice. I did anyway and wound up flat on my face on the pavement.

At first I thought they were some kind of faux vintage look posters. I like the optimistic tag line of "We're getting there". They could probably do with going back to that.

I don't know what to make of the implication that Guernsey is so kind of tropical paradise.

Seeing these photos reminded me of some other I took last summer of the tube stations that still had old fashioned parts.


Anonymous said...

Lovely post! I love the sentiment! That's so sweet about ur dad aswell!

Unknown said...

These pictures are really pretty! x

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