The London City crew repainted the Abbey Road pedestrian crossing, which became famous on the cover of the Beatles’ self-titled 1969 album, and the city is closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
On Tuesday (March 24th), the crew calmly drew the usual swamp for tourists after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday (March 20th) the closure of non-essential businesses.
In 2010, the British government recognized the pedestrian crossing as a place of national importance. This means that it can only be changed with the permission of local authorities, who will make decisions based on the historic significance, functioning and condition of the site, Reuters reports. .
“This London zebra crossing is not a castle or cathedral, but thanks to the Beatles and a 10-minute photo shoot one August 1969, it has as serious a claim as any that can be considered part of our heritage “, John Penrose, This is stated in the message of the Minister for Tourism and Heritage.
EarthCam has a live webcam that tracks the site, which now has fresh paint and very few pedestrians.
The Abbey Road album celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and received excellent handling. It packs 23 recording and demonstration sessions, including many previously unreleased material. Fans flocked to the famous relocation to celebrate it last August. Surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr also reunited at Abbey Road Studios for the anniversary celebration.