Tuesday, 19 April 2011
But I quite like the slightly surreptitious nature of taking the picture - that is unwitting subjects, but not intrusive pictures (I hope).
It also reveals to the sharp observer which tube lines I frequent the most...
But crucially I notice now just how quickly observational photographs of the world today date - many of the pictures I have taken over the last 6 years of shops and people in Hampstead, West Hampstead and Kilburn have already changed and dated incredibly quickly.
Sure, shops and businesses change, but the speed with which images, fashion and styles change and the extent to which colour shifts too is fascinating. In this respect is the tube system in London with it's iconic colour and style one of the few timeless feature of life today.
I'm not sure but I guess time will tell...
Until then, I'll leave you with the unremitting notmality of life on the tube in the mid-morning of a weekday.
Sunday, 17 April 2011
It stands out and is impressive and colourful - I was also interested to be joined by three other travellers who were admiring it...
The reality is railway graffiti is the norm now but with some basic imagination it could be developed... some of the graffiti is abusive and incredibly tatty and undermines a building and the area.
So perhaps as part of the London elections next year there could be an intelligent engagement on the issue and the tat cleared away and the space yielded up for better, more artistic features - such as this one?
Friday, 15 April 2011
The interesting bit - beyond the fact that it's pre-Harry Beck (so it's prob about 1908 or so...) are in the station names.
Looking at the station names in Blue to the right - nothing very different there.
But the Metropolitan Railway (the dominant line in red) has a number of interesting features:
- Marlboro Road - no longer a station, although Marlborough Place and Marlborough Hill survive
- Finchley Road and South Hampstead is now just Finchley Road station
- Kilburn Brondesbury is now Kilburn Jubilee station
- Willesden Green and Cricklewood is now just Willesden Green - indeed I'm not sure Cricklewood would today see it as their local station...
But more faint and a bit more revealing is some of the other rail lines:
- Loudoun Road station is South Hampstead today onn the Euston Watford line
- Kilburn and Maida Vale is Kilburn High Road
- Queen's Park & West Hampstead is just Queen's Park
Moving up the map:
- Brondesbury (Edgware Road) is just Brondesbury on the Overground line
- West End Lane is just West Hampstead
What a great piece of wrapping paper!!
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Queen’s Arms, 1 Kilburn High Road, NW6 5SE
The Westbury, 34 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 5UA
The Old Bell, 38 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 5UA
Betsy Smith, 77 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 6HY
The Cock, 125 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 6JH
The Golden Egg, 155 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7HU
The Coopers Arms, 164 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 4JD
The Kingdom, 229 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JG
The Colin Campbell, 266 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 2BY
The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
The Black Lion, 274 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 2BY
The Kings Head, 307-311 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR
North London Tavern, 375, Kilburn High Rd, London, NW6 7QB
Brondes Age, 328, Kilburn High Rd, London, NW6 2QN
Powers Bar, 332, Kilburn High Rd, London, NW6 2QN
The Priory Tavern, Belsize Road, London, NW6 4BT
The Prince of Wales, 11a Cambridge Gardens, London, NW6 5AE
The Prince of Wales, 101 Willesden Lane, London, NW6 7SD
Monday, 11 April 2011
It's a real shame and a loss to the local area. Let's hope the Council is pro-active and give the team the help they need to get the show back on the road again...
This is the news as it broke in the Evening Standard:
"Two productions have been suspended at the Cock Tavern Theatre, in Kilburn, because the height of the steps on its staircases do not comply with council rules.
An inspection of the 56-seat theatre, which is above a pub, also found that it had no entertainment licence."