Literary Landscapes: England's Treasures
Abbey Road Recording Studio
Any serious Beatles fan who travels to London must take a trip to Abbey Road, home of Abbey Road Recording Studio where the Beatles recorded so much of their best music. So this child of the '60s and five Beatles fans found our way to the cross walk in front of the Beatles recording studio on Abbey Road that John, Paul, George, and Ringo commited to history. Visitors seem compelled to leave their mark at the famous crossing by scribbling messages to the Beatles on everything from the brick pillars in the picture to sidewalk benches. Fans also have to replicate the Beatles' Abbey Road album cover by crossing the street in the same intersection, which is no easy task in heavy mid-day traffic. Busy commuters wait impatiently yelling, making faces, and honking their horns while tourists stop traffic to have their pictures taken as they do the Beatles walk across the street. Here 3 UNC coeds assist a stranger (a New Yorker) take his walk across the busy intersection. (I guess you really have to be Beatles' fanatic to get it). (traffic cleverley omitted)
The Original Album Cover
Janelle, Bri, Megan, and the New Yorker walking the walk.
(by the way, Janelle works in the English Office)
Allan, the bus driver, and his monkey. He told us we logged about 1,200 miles on the bus.