The Tube in Covid Times

I wanted to share a few photos showing what the tube looks like right now, because it is WEIRD. There have been a few cries from Transport for London saying that they are hugely in debt and need money from the government to carry on. However, I don’t think this is just due to the lack of passengers, but also the lack of advertising, because there is very little.

Instead there are posters telling us to be kind or mind the gap. I think they’re just putting up whatever they can find.

Maybe this is what a post-capitalist world would look like. Instead of every step we take being filled with BUY THIS! maybe we could get rid of these posters all together and have murals, or large photos of the sky.

With this and the talk about changing statues, it feels like London is getting a whole makeover this Covid season. I get why people find it frightening, but I think it’s exciting, like moving to a new city.

This is a video that keeps playing, basically saying ‘Chill out! Have a walk and a think! Or go for a cycle!’

Note: sorry I’ve been kind of absent recently. I don’t have a good reason, I just don’t have anything to say 🙂

25 thoughts on “The Tube in Covid Times

    1. Hmm, I don’t think so. It didn’t feel unsafe. Civilization seems to be hanging on for just a bit longer. Are you in NYC? Did you have any problems from anyone?


      1. I live in what is called the tri-state area. That just means I live close by NYC. I heard petty crimes like snatching phones or hand bags were common. Seems to be resolved with homeless people watching and sleeping out.

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  1. Nice that you’re back though. Any books on the way?
    PS – just as an insight into my life at the moment, I have just trimmed my eyebrows with my beard trimmer. I set it incorrectly. I have shaved them off. I could not be surprised if I tried…

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      1. Do you mean eyebrows like an old lady has? (well that could mean like mine, which are quite scattered and rebellious) or do you mean an old lady drawn onto your forehead? If it’s the second one, I say YES!

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  2. There’s nothing much to say really, is there, that most of us aren’t thinking. I post local autumnish photos on Instagram, blog about books as a distraction, tweet my political dissatisfaction along with like minds, but what else is there to do other than state the obvious?

    But thanks for sharing these Underground posters, so colourful that I wish that this is the sort of stuff that should be up there all of the time.

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    1. I lived in Mexico City for a bit, and one of my favourite things about their Metro was it had only adverts for museums and colleges, it felt much healthier.

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