TQ3080 : Long Acre WC2, early Saturday evening in February

taken 5 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

Long Acre WC2, early Saturday evening in February
Long Acre WC2, early Saturday evening in February, taken 5 years ago
In the 1960s, when I lived in Covent Garden, Long Acre at this time of day would be dark and deserted, dingy shutters down. Lorries from the countryside would roll quietly in and park up, lights off. By around midnight the streets would be bright, colourful and noisy with porters' barrows, shouts and banter as the nightly market in fruit, vegetables and flowers got into full swing. Fruity, earthy smells laced the night air. Now Long Acre has been thoroughly gentrified, all sophisticated retail with creative industries upstairs.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 1 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
London  Covent Garden 
Road (from Tags)
Long Acre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3012 8091 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.7285N 0:7.5774W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 30173 80951
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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WC2  Night 

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