Christmas in Brixton, 2008
We snap Brixton's meagre decorations
(Photos/words © urban75, 17th Dec, 2008)
We've started documenting the Christmas decorations around Brixton, perhaps in the hope that they might get better.
Sadly, 2008 was as crap as the rubbish offerings seen in December 2006 and December 2007. For real Christmas style, check out how the Edwardians did it century ago.
A particularly bleak and unfestive scene on Brixton Christmas decorations, Dec 2008.
Tree outside Morleys dept store, who can always be relied on to make an effort for Christmas. Shame it's half hidden away. Dec 2008.
Tatty plastic printed banner slung on the Town Hall, Dec 2008.
Outside Lambeth Town Hall, Dec 2008.
Budd Memorial, Dec 2008.
Peace gardens, Dec 2008.
Tate Gardens, with the Ritzy Cinema in the background, Dec 2008.
Acre Lane, Dec 2008.
The decidedly unfestive Morleys. Compare with the scene below from eighty years ago.
A feast of Christmas lights covering Bon Marche, and the 'Great Toy Fair' at Quin and Axtens, 1927. [© pic]
No lights on the adjacent old Quin and Axtens building
Brixton Station Road is the only road that feels a bit Christmassy in central Brixton. Here's a few photos:
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