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Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by RovingMike, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Yes, I remember that one. :)
    Actually, the last time I was in London, it felt almost antiseptic. Has it rubbed out all the character? I do recall back streets nicely dark and gloomy in my day. I suppose you get used to it.
  2. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Well yes it has destroyed that aspect of London, as did removal of the smog in a previous era, but all a lot more pleasant. I used to hate the sight of London Bridge Station, but now it is a joy to pass through. We used to be so ashamed of tourists seeing it.
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Are you considering travelling any of the lines? It would be interesting to me to see, for example, the outskirts, like Uxbridge etc. Even I didn't experience smog, though my hubby did when he grew up in London. My earliest haunts were in the Kensington area and surrounds.
  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Not really. I travel in by rail, so see those stations. They are OK. I don't see outlying tube stations. Can add Tottenham Ct Rd, Bond St, Oxford Circus, large parts of Victoria and Waterloo to list of those that have been really well redeveloped.
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  5. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I was given 'Underground - London's Underground The Story of the Tube' for Christmas. Some lovely photographs by Benjamin Graham to illustrate it.
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  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I would love a tour of all the abandoned stations. Might bring out the latent urbexer in me.

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