Video: A Short Documentary on the Famous Beatles Abbey Road Crossing

This was really good – so we thought it was worth sharing.

From the description:

A lyrical portrait of one of London’s most peculiar tourist attractions – a humble pedestrian crossing in
St John’s Wood. But this isn’t any ordinary piece of street furniture, a 10 minute photo session back
in the 
summer of 1969 saw to that. A couple of weeks after Neil Armstrong took his giant leap, the
Beatles took 
a few short steps across Abbey Road and the rest is history. Roughly timed to coincide with
the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first recording session at Abbey Road Studios, this quirky short film explores a tiny part of London that is, in the words of narrator Roger McGough, suffused with a sort of magic.
‘Best Super Short’ – NYC Independent Film Festival… ‘Best Documentary’ – UK Film Festival

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    When we were there, the drivers seemed super annoyed with the people stopping in the road for pictures, and they did not happily stop. I don’t blame them. It really is just a busy intersection with no stop sign or stop light. Can you imagine driving through it every day on your commute and being stopped by these idiots? We crossed, but didn’t take a photo. We did sit and watch as people repeatedly walked across and were almost hit by cars, which was amusing.

    We wondered why the city hasn’t added a crosswalk, though. With so many people crossing so slowly, it really seems dangerous.