Riding the subway

    When the Circle line opened in 1884, the Times described it as "a form of mild torture, which no person should undergo if he could conveniently help it". This quote sums up well my feelings towards this 151 years old lady, the london Underground.

    I decided to overcome my shy addiction to the home of bats, snakes, rats, mouses, newts and mutant mosquitoes and ride the subway like everybody else to avoid aggravating London's traffic… I discovered a world where you encounter an eclectic variety of fellow travellers, from oddly-attired trendies to dozing bankers, from eccentric octogenarians to tired and emotional twenty something in fancy dress. A trip to the underground offers a wonderful snapshot of the capital's eight million residents  and its numerous visitors. There is simply no better place to people watch and to spy on other people's conversations, arguments, complaints, despair, anger…and I will not dwell on the world class advertising you can enjoy while waiting for your train!

    Our ninety minutes trip to nowhere, just riding the tube randomly with no aim but to take snapshots in a relatively wild and grey environment ended up being very profitable. We hope you will enjoy the virtual journey and the mini scenarios we have prepared for you all this week. (A.D)

navy skirt with orange underline : Cos (current, shop here) | orange silk jumper : Cos (current, shop here) | Coat : Cos | shoes : Dune | clutch : Dune | necklace : Top Shop | purple collar fur : vintage

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