Street Memories of a Past Era

I love seeing the layers of history in the streets of London today – the Roman roads, the posters which go all the way back to the ’60s and the culture of the 90’s, 00s and of course today’s technology which is also very visible.

This is an old poster seen in London on a walk around the Embankment area, which from one of the World Wars (I assume World War 2 but I could be wrong) and it’s one which has an air of nostalgia around it, despite the fact that hundreds of people walk past it everyday and probably don’t take a lot of notice of it.

It’s interesting to see old-fashioned posters like these, especially because there’s not many of them around anymore, and I think they’re a valuable part of the streets today – they may not be paid much attention to but they make up our history and the richness of the streets.

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4 thoughts on “Street Memories of a Past Era

  1. One of the things I love about London too is the layers of history that are so visible everywhere. Did you know the road that runs between is built over a Roman Road? Boudicca was reported to have driven her chariot over it.

    I like the poster, especially the old fashioned font. I wonder if it’s from the time or a replica. Nice find.

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