Abandoned London


Photo: IanVisits [Flickr]

Inspired by a scene of abandoned London in the zombie horror flick 28 Days Later, Ian Mansfield of IanVisits blog decided to bike down to London early Christmas morning and snap a few photos. This one above is of Piccadilly Circus, in London's West End, completely devoid of humans.

Link | More at Ian's Flickr photoset


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These are some great scenes, ive reposted on my blog.

Ian said in 28 days later they closed of streets where as im sure ive read somewhere, or maybe it was on the film commentary, that because the film budget was so low (it was a British Film Council film), they actually did the same thing Ian did and shot a lot of the scenes in the early hours of the morning in London, where these kind of scenes arent too uncommon even on normal days.

if im wrong please feed free to correct me.
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Jeanette - It is. I used to live in London in the 80s and early on a Sunday morning it's empty. The City is deserted at weekends - you could walk for half an hour and not see anyone except security behind their plateglass frontages.
Different since the Baltic Exchange bombings - when I last went through the City there were police checkpoints. Dunno if they're still there.
I used to get to the British Museum at opening time and headed for the deeper recesses before the crowds arrived - bliss.
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