Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Advertising Space

There is little more for me to add about my jolly to the Geffrye museum on Saturday because my blogging chum Lovely Grey has already covered all the bases rather marvellously here http://lovelygreyday.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/days-out-in-london-geffrye-museum.html


However, I did take a couple of shots of things which caught my eye as I made my way there. Having had a son visit Pompeii earlier this year and talk about the Roman wall paintings advertising various services [including ahem the ones at the brothel] it struck me that here we are more than a couple of thousand years later still doing exactly the same thing!

This example is next to the museum. I really feel we should be listing these nowadays as they become rarer rather than just letting them disappear.


Then this one which I guess is its modern equivalent. This is the signage for a garage near Hoxton station. Certainly eyecatching!


Arilx

4 comments:

  1. Missed that garage sign! Thanks for the link. It was quite a hard post to write for some reason - maybe the eclectic nature of the collection threw me. xx

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    1. We covered a lot of ground [not physically granted] in a short space of time didn't we!
      Arilx

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  2. There are a few round here and although they appear not to be actively being saved, the occupants are not allowed to do anything to them with out any intervention. Admittedly a bit late as there are so few now, but the remaining ones should be looked after.

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    1. I think that they are historically important too.
      Arilx

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