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Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Mid-Month Subway Day - Tottenham Court Tube

Tottenham Court Road tube stop is at the corner of Tottenham Court Road, Oxford St and Charing Cross Road. Books, technology and shopping depending which road you take.
This station has been in existence since 1900. The tile work part of the 1984 renovation was the work of Eduardo Paolozzi.

subway day is a mid-month theme shared by the following blogs:
Budapest - London - New York City - Paris - Stockholm - Sydney

20 comments:

Angie said...

Love the art!!! Not too 'WAY OUT' for me.....very good photo again.

Babzy said...

good renovation !

Peter said...

Mostly, I like when the original decoration is kept (many Paris metro stations are now brought back to what they were), but this one looks really attractive to me!

Monsal Varga said...

In Oxford Street I've spent DAYS inside His Master's Voice and Virgin Megastores!

Ah! Those were the days...

Julie said...

This is a lovely renovation to my eyes. I do like how very many other underground systems use art to decorate their tunnels and stations.

Also, I know that London uses the expression "tube" and France uses the expression "metro" and that NY uses the expression "subway". Here in Sydney if we use anything other than train it would probably be "underground".

Sabrina pelo Mundo said...

Great colours! :)

Ivy said...

I love the circular floor -- reminds me of the Wizard of Oz and the yellow brick road. I've dreamed of going to Charing Cross Road ever since I saw the movie/read the book 84 Charing Cross Road.

Cathy said...

Great photo! The tile work is amazing.

Per Stromsjo said...

I also like the circular pattern in the floor. Looks like an example of renovation done in good taste.

Happy subway day !

Ming the Merciless said...

Like NYC and most other major cities, subway stations are a great resource for interesting public art work.

Happy Subway Day

Ruela said...

a gift for you
at Neo Arts ;)

/t. said...

that floor
makes this one

v.nice, mo

/t.

magiceye said...

beautifully decorated

Gillian said...

Love the mosaic

gavin hart said...

Yeah, the tiling is great. I suppose its probably not very practical, (railway authorities might not approve) but I think a tripod shot with a long exposure time would look great as the people would just be blurred 'ghosts' in the image. Hmm, I'm letting my imagination run away! Excellent photo, nevertheless.

Sharon said...

Wow, that is interesting tile work. I don't think I've ever seen it before and I thought I'd been in all the major tube stations in London at one time or another.

Dusty Lens said...

It appears bright and clean inside for a subway.

The Lone Beader said...

This is fantastic tile work. And, it is very cool that Paolozzi created the first mosaic! He is one of my favourite artists!

Andrea Gerak said...

Happy belated Subway Day Mo!
Finally my post is up as well...

I like the art work on this wall, reminds me of some games we used to play when I was a child.

Emm said...

So beautiful! That is so interesting - Eduardo Paolozzi was the artist I featured on my blog a couple of months ago. He desgiend the Piscator at Euston Station too.

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