Many times when I travel I am the epitome of a tourist; camera dangling around my neck, guidebook grasped in my hands and stops at all the most visited tourist attractions. The only representation lacking is the white tennis shoes. I don’t do white tennis shoes.
I absolutely could not return from London without taking a walk on the iconic Abbey Road or popping my head inside a red phone booth. Nope. It just could not happen.
On August 8th, 1969 a photographer spent approximately ten minutes taking six photos of the Beatles on Abbey Road. One of the six ended up being the album cover to Abbey Road.
It takes me at least a hundred and six photos of an attraction to find a keeper in the bunch. Talented photographer or just lucky?
Using my 12 tips to Navigating the London Underground, we took the Jubilee Line to St. John’s Wood Station. From there is was simple, just follow the crowd.
A mere fifteen minutes later I was taking the short walk across a legendary road, which you would have seen on the Abbey Road Studio Web Cam if you happen to be awake in the States at 3:00 in the morning. I understand if you missed it.
Of course, it would be no fun if I hadn’t made Peter do it too. Yes, my idea of fun is quite distorted.
And just when you thought I couldn’t be any more of a typical sightseer, I spot the coveted red phone booth, which isn’t too difficult since they are all over London.
Two iconic London attractions…FREE. That’s a word I will never tire hearing.
Have you walked on Abbey Road or posed with a red phone booth? Would you add it to your travel bucket list?