9 Jan 2008

London



















My current abode... There is so much to say about London, so I won't! Not enough space really. Plus there is so much on the internet and better still, you can visit it to get the real flavour.

There is one thing I do find interesting, and that is how a graphic representation can contain so much information and at the same time be so simple yet iconic.

The London tube (equivalent of a subway) map captures this idea. With each colour representing a line and the circles showing where lines meet, and the interesting station names which in themselves have so much history.

Whats your favourite stop? No you can't chose Notting Hill.... just joking. Or is there anything in the city or country that you live in that captures the spirit? Please share!

8 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

I loved the tube- so easy to navigate... my favorite stop was around the kensington area- can't remember which... too long ago. Must go back and see it all again!

Amity said...

I agree - there's something very nostalgic about the tube map for me.

In my teens I would hang around Covent Garden every single weekend... very romantic part of London in my opinion.

These days I'm totally into South/East London. Since moving here a year ago I've gotten to really appreciate this area which I had hardly ventured into previously (I was a West London girl for most of my life!).

P.s. Thanks for your comments on FashionSpace - any reason you've been hesitating to join?

Urbanknit said...

Hey Cicada Studio, I live in North Kensingon, quite like it!

Urbanknit said...

Amity, I quite like east lodon these days, theres is quite a lot going on there, especially creatively.

Hesitant about Fashionspace only because it is yet another thing to worry about updating. Will have a second look though.

High Desert Diva said...

rural girl that I am, I have never been on a subway
shocking, huh?

Urbanknit said...

no way! you're not missing much though. they are not too pleasant in rush hour

Ulla V. said...

The northern line from Totteridge(!) to Picadilly must be my favourite.....So many wonderful memories attached!!

Mama Mayborne... said...

I miss London very much... thanks for letting me see the tube map and remember old times!

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