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Piccadilly progress

This image of London’s Piccadilly Circus was made nine years after the one in my last post.

It is now 1913 and, again, theatre productions advertised on buses in the foreground – Diplomacy and… 392 more words


London's Shaftesbury memorial

This image was taken in 1904 when ‘Eros’ was just eleven years old. Arthur Mee, writing a little more than 30 years later when advertising hoardings had begun to creep over the architecture, had this to say about Piccadilly Circus…… 470 more words


Lights off! - A visual history of Piccadilly Circus

When talking about billboards and advertisment¬†is impossible not to think of places like Picadilly Circus (Europe’s Time Square anyone?) where turists all over the globe come to see the gigantic led billboards. 223 more words


InstantLondon : Back to Black

Last week, the lights went out in Piccadilly Circus. The giant multi-display screens that have lit the circus ever since the very first billboard advertising Perrier in 1908, were switched off for the dismantling and installation of a new single ‘state of the art’ digital billboard – apparently the largest in Europe. 38 more words


Piccadilly Circus Receives Monumental Upgrade

An iconic site, Piccadilly Circus has been shut off for the first time since World War Two. 

The site that has been receiving updates since its initial installation in 1912 and will soon feature a single display with a 4k resolution. 52 more words

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