Christmas in Brixton
We go looking for festive cheer around Brixton. We don't find much.
Photos © urban75 editor, 22nd/23rd December, 2007
Brixton used to be famed for its magnificent Christmas decorations, with Electric Avenue - once an upmarket shopping destination complete with arcaded walks - enjoying extravagant displays.
Sadly, the decorations seem to get less festive every year, with the High Street big names making even less effort than most.
A chilly scene on Electric Avenue.
Santa hats for sale.
Not much festive cheer here.
Looking along Electric Avenue.
For sale: plastic buckets, plastic chairs, plastic bowls, plastic Christmas trees...
Turkeys and tinsels.
The butchers and fishmongers along Atlantic Road made far more efort than most to add a bit of Christmas sparkle to their stores.
Brixton Station Road.
A foogy day in Brixton.
A paltry collection of illuminated signs along Brixton Road. What's the chilli pepper got to do with Christmas?!
Looking south down Brixton Road.
Once renowned for its lavish Christmas displays, Morleys department store is now a more modest affair, with the building now being shared with several other retailers.
At least they managed to put up a tree again this year.
Brixton tube, 23rd December.
Decorations and railway arches, Brixton Station Road.
Brixton Station Road
The austere exterior of the Barrier Block on Coldharbour Lane.
Gresham Road in the fog.
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