Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Soho London

Vintage sign - Gents hair dressing, Soho, London. Photograph by Tim Irving
I took this photograph a few weeks ago in Soho, London. Soho is a small area of central London that by day (it changes character at night), has remained true to itself and feels comfortable. What's remarkable about Soho, is that it's in an area with the highest property prices in the world, and yet you can still find a gents hairdresser with a hand painted sign. And what a sign it is! The original hand writing must go back to the 1940's or 50's. Every time the premises have been decorated (rarely by the look of it), the painter has carefully worked their way around the writing. It's beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it is beautiful. That's one of the best things about good cities, the surviving layers of their former lives.



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