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Piccadilly a076470




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Piccadilly a076470

PICCADILLY, London. Stationary traffic along a busy Piccadilly at night, showing a London taxi cab for hire, and the illuminated signs of Piccadilly Circus and Lillywhites in the background. Photographed by John Gay during the 1950 s

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Media ID 1678623

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12"x10" Modern Frame

Introducing the Media Storehouse Framed Print of "Piccadilly a076470" by John Gay from Historic England. This stunning print captures the vibrant energy of London's iconic Piccadilly scene. The image brilliantly depicts a bustling nighttime street, with stationary traffic, a London taxi cab waiting for fares, and the illuminated signs of Piccadilly Circus and Lillywhites in the background. Bring the magic of London right into your home or office with this beautifully framed print. The high-quality print is expertly framed to preserve its vibrant colors and intricate details, ensuring a timeless addition to your decor. Experience the charm of London's bustling streets every day with the Media Storehouse Framed Print of "Piccadilly a076470" by John Gay.

10x8 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexi glass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 25.4cm x 25.4cm (10" x 10")

Estimated Product Size is 25.4cm x 30.5cm (10" x 12")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This evocative black-and-white photograph captures the bustling energy of Piccadilly, a iconic London thoroughfare, during the 1950s. Taken by renowned British photographer John Gay, the image showcases the vibrant nightlife of the area, with the stationary traffic creating a mesmerizing pattern of tail lights against the darkened streets. The heart of the scene is a London taxi cab, its "For Hire" sign illuminated, ready to transport passengers through the urban labyrinth. In the background, the illuminated signs of Piccadilly Circus and Lillywhites stand out against the night sky, casting an ethereal glow over the scene. Piccadilly Circus, with its iconic statue of Eros and the surrounding neon advertisements, has long been a symbol of London's vibrant culture and nightlife. Lillywhites, a famous sporting goods store, adds to the urban landscape, its sign advertising a wide range of goods for the active Londoner. The photograph captures the unique atmosphere of London during this era, with its blend of history, culture, and constant movement. The stationary traffic, the illuminated signs, and the London taxi cab all come together to create a snapshot of a bygone era, inviting us to imagine the stories of the people and the city that once filled this bustling London street.

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