Many times when I travel I am the epitome of a tourist; camera dangling around my neck, guidebook grasped in my hands and stops at all the most visited tourist attractions. The only representation lacking is the white tennis shoes. I don’t do white tennis shoes.
I absolutely could not return from this trip without taking a walk on the iconic Abbey Road in London or popping my head inside a red phone booth. Nope. It just could not happen.
On August 8th, 1969 a photographer spent approximately ten minutes taking six photos of the Beatles on Abbey Road in London. One of the six ended up being the album cover to Abbey Road.
It takes me at least a hundred and six photos of an attraction to find a keeper in the bunch. Talented photographer or just lucky?
Using my 12 tips to Navigating the London Underground, we took the Jubilee Line to St. John’s Wood Station. From there is was simple, just follow the crowd.
Tourists, just like me, cluttered the street waiting for their turn and traffic to cease.
A mere fifteen minutes later I was taking the short walk across a legendary road, which you would have seen on the Abbey Road Web Cam if you happen to be awake in the States at 3:00 in the morning. I understand if you missed it.
Of course, it would be no fun if I hadn’t made Peter do it too. Yes, my idea of fun is quite distorted.
We are unsure of what iconic album cover the guy behind him is trying to duplicate.
And just when you thought I couldn’t be any more of a typical sightseer, I spot the coveted London red phone booth, which isn’t too difficult since they are all over London.
In 1924 a telephone kiosk competition was held in search of a design that would be accepted to the London Metropolitan Boroughs. And the winner is…
Two iconic London attractions…FREE. That’s a word I will never tire hearing.
Have you walked on Abbey Road London or posed with a London red phone booth? Would you add it to your travel bucket list?
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