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Monday, September 20, 2010

Pearly Kings & Queen on the Tube

I don't think I've ever seen a Pearly King or Queen on the London Underground before. So it was quite sad to see them standing & squashed in their glittery finery on a crowded train on Saturday. They're like "London Royalty" aren't they? Surely people should have stood aside or demanded they were given seats! Perhaps Boris should decree them automatic Tube seat rights.

Pearly King on the Tube

Joking aside, they seemed reasonably happy standing. Although the shot of the man above does look a little melancholy. Unless he was just thinking about his next meal of jellied eels!

They got off at the same stop as me at Holborn and when they were going up the stairs, it was clear people now noticed them. I heard a number people pointing them out to their friends, like a breed of exotic bird had flown into the Underground. Exiting at Holborn, I managed to grab a blurry shot of them on the escalators.

Pearly Kings & Queen on the Tube

They certainly added a nice bit of sparkly East End glamour to the Tube.

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