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I was going to call it "don't smile on your way to work".
19th Jun 2007, 01:40   | tags:,,,,

Jigalong says:

Brilliant. All been conditioned to stand on their right hand side unless overtaking:)

19th Jun 2007, 05:24

SpoonZ says:

I find it brilliant when tourists break the unwritten rules of standing to the right... and stand chatting blocking the elevator - just watch the faces of thunder from the locals :-)

19th Jun 2007, 06:23

harimanjaro says:

A scene from the remake of Metropolis?

19th Jun 2007, 07:53

Dhamaka says:

I love the first one

19th Jun 2007, 08:48

nige says:

funny isn't it? being in london as often as i am, i never think to take pictures like these in such a simple way. that top one captures the very British "orderly" manner. nice.

19th Jun 2007, 09:02

taniwha says:

The top one captures the greatest pleasure of the English person - a well ordered queue.

Incidentally, I saw this on your Zooomr site and thought, why isn't something as good as this on Moblog? And there it is.

19th Jun 2007, 09:07

Jigalong says:

What they should do is take those signs out and turn it into a slippery dip and call it the express lane. I'd like to see that!

19th Jun 2007, 09:11

harimanjaro says:

Jigalong, in my mad impetuous youth the signs weren't there and I was known to make the odd alcohol-fuelled trip down the fast lane. Now that I'm older and more averse to pain I would never consider such a thing. Oh no. Well, maybe...

19th Jun 2007, 09:23

Jigalong says:

Cool. A skateboard wouldnt go astray either :)

19th Jun 2007, 09:25

OJ says:

The top one is so chilling.

That TS Eliot line about commuters is coming back to me yet again.

"I did not know death had undone so many"

19th Jun 2007, 10:05

ViX says:

The top one is wonderful! I love how they are all in such a straight line on the second one in :)

19th Jun 2007, 10:21

*shivers*

19th Jun 2007, 10:21

beth says:

that top one really is fabulous

19th Jun 2007, 10:49

minkey says:

Fabulous. One of the amazing things of Britain. You just want to put some chaos in this order :-)

19th Jun 2007, 12:01

Rachel says:

I love that top one, can't stop looking at it. They almost look like zombies or like they've been hypnotised.

19th Jun 2007, 12:44

swamprose says:

thanks all. I was taking a photo of the escalators. Only when I got home and looked at it, did I see what else is there. serendipity.

19th Jun 2007, 13:07

540air says:

Great pics. Spooky in some ways, but utterly British in others :)

19th Jun 2007, 13:12

chocolate says:

very meaningful picture ... at least to me.

19th Jun 2007, 15:48

hildegard says:

That first one's utterly brill - & yet not at all my mental image of the Tube; more used to something like a scrum. Must be all those ex-public schoolboys on the Circle Line. ;)

Hari - the other fun one when it's quiet was to grab a mate by the wrist & run down the escalator as fast as possible. Choose a nice long steep one(Angel springs to mind)& by about a third of the way down, you're just trying to move your legs to keep up with the fall... Obviously it could all end in sick & tears, but the friend is essential - it's not as much fun without the screaming... ;D


(The forgoing in no way constitutes a recommendation, the author does not accept any responsibility for the future conduct of others, blah blah, yadda yadda...)

19th Jun 2007, 16:05

swamprose says:

well, chocolate, thank you very much. this makes me want to wear bright colours, and walk on the wild side.

19th Jun 2007, 16:07

harimanjaro says:

Hildegard, you are wicked and I like that!

19th Jun 2007, 16:37

mara says:

Fantastic top shot!

19th Jun 2007, 21:06

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