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Saturday, 16 January 2010

Mid-Month Subway - East Finchley

The East Finchley station (Northern Line) was rebuilt in art deco style in the 1930's.
Designed by Charles Holden, influenced by Dutch architects of the time.
The Archer is firing his arrow toward London and its said that his arrow would reach the next station on the line before the tube.

9 comments:

Lucy Corrander said...

What a strange juxtaposition.

And now I like the humour of it too.

Lucy

Gillian said...

Interesting angel...

Ivy said...

Looks like Robin Hood racing the train. I love the quirkiness of so many of the buildings you show. Where we live in the States, everything is boring.

Hilda said...

Thank you for answering my question even before I asked it.

Wayne said...

This is a nice shot. As far as the arrow vs. train claim, I think in this day and age the PR wonks would probably advise against making that claim.

Nowadays folks would have a heyday with it. 'the arrow wouldn't have to be very fast.....' etc. etc.

I think folks were a lot less cynical back then.

Rustan said...

Hi, Mo! When you turn around in a big city, you look up and you detects many fine sculptures and fine architecture! So look up!

Gail's Man said...

I thought it was Robin Hood atop the railway station. I love art deco, and the station looks a good example.

SKB@ASIG said...

I am not exactly an art deco fan but i liked the shot.

Me said...

Love the Art Deco, lived near there for a bit. Check out Southgate, now that is something else...its like a UFO at night

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