Sunday, December 06, 2009

Carnaby Street Lights

Goodness I knew I'd left my blog around here somewhere!

And now Christmas is very much speeding towards us. This year, and indeed this decade, end in a few weeks' time.

Boz reminds me I saw the Carnaby Christmas lights get switched on:

The decorations wittily reference the Swinging London decade of the 1960s when the street achieved world fashion domination. It's coming up for Swinging London's 50th Anniversary. I was so excited by these lights I reported on them for Londonist. More photos on my flickr stream.

Carnaby celebrated with some groovy 60s style dancing:

In the National Portrait Gallery's current exhibition Beatles to Bowie there are early fashion photos of David Bowie (before he was David Bowie) shot on Carnaby Street (before it was Carnaby Street). Here is a video of Carnaby Street in its late 60s heyday:

(Thanks to Jan at Race of Style for the links to the videos)

1 comment:

Boz said...

Yay! :-)

There must be a blog about urban christmas lights out there somewhere, no..?