March 27, 2020 1 Comment
(CNN) — One of the most famous streets in the world has had an unexpected makeover thanks to the coronavirus lockdown in the UK.
London’s iconic Abbey Road, which is normally a tourist magnet thanks to its appearance on the Beatles album cover of the same name, is now empty as locals hunker down inside.
That has provided a rare opportunity for municipal employees in the UK capital to give the famous crossing a new coat of paint.
But there’s more to caring for the legendary northwest London crosswalk — or zebra crossing, as the Brits would say — than simply waiting for the crowds to disperse.
In 2010, Abbey Road was given protected status in the UK, making it the first street crossing to get the same level of recognition as famous buildings and monuments.
[includes a video from our event for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road]
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1 thought on “London’s Abbey Road repainted amid coronavirus lockdown”
It became an iconic harbor, to rekindle memories of a fevered dance, a giddy haze.