I saw these in Austria and was reminded of Kew’s Chihuly exhibition which starts next week. I see visitors there recently have had a sneak preview of some of the pieces as they were being assembled.
I made do with the advert I saw on the Tube 😉
I can’t wait to see it 🙂
I’m not sure if the planters at bustling Covent Garden are designed to double up as benches, but those waiting there seem to think they are. One poor person’s phone is so heavy, they need to rest it on the roadworks sign as well 😉
Another surprise discovery in London recently – numbered mazes found at Tube stations. This one’s at Victoria.
It’s another Art on the Underground initiative called Labyrinth, which was commissioned for The Tube’s 150th anniversary in 2013. The project also has its own section on the Art on the Underground’s website, where you can find the location of each maze.
Here’s the first one I found… at Edgware Road.
A surprise find on a disused platform at Gloucester Road Tube station recently – you can find out more here.
I’ve seen this kinda thing on Twitter previously and enjoyed them, though recently there’s been a suggestion they might be generated rather than genuine.
So I was pleased to find a genuine Service Information poster on my last visit to London 🙂
How wonderful to find this poster advertising an exhibition which celebrates the Johnston Typeface.
The typeface was commissioned in 1913 by Frank Pick, the Commercial Manager of the then Underground Electric Railways Company of London.
As you can see by the adjacent poster, this iconic typeface is still in use on the Tube today.
Your astonishing fact of the day… courtesy of Blackfriars Tube Station.
The fantastic website 150 great things about the underground has lots more about the platform murals at Charing Cross.
In the modern day cathedral that is Canary Wharf station, it seems resting shopping is more important than sitting.