DescriptionMETRO-LAND - A visual photography parody of a literary idyll. Bourgeoisie suburbia transposed to the working class environs of the Tyne and Wear Metro rapid transit system, often using a pastiche of the British seaside poster genre. ‘Metro-land’ (or Metroland) is a name given to the suburban areas that were built to the north west of London in the counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex in the early part of the 20th century that were served by the Metropolitan Railway (the Met). The Railway was in a privileged position allowing it to retain surplus land; from 1919 this was developed for housing by the nominally independent Metropolitan Railway Country Estates Limited. The term “Metro-land” was coined by the Met’s marketing department in 1915 when the Guide to the Extension Line became the Metro-land guide. This promoted a dream of a modern home in beautiful countryside with a fast railway service to central London until the Met was absorbed into the London Passenger Transport Board in 1933.’ Wikipedia.
OwnerCommunity Photography 'now & then'
LicenseWhat does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial License
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Resource type: Image
Added by: Pat Thomson
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Picture Taken: 2013-03-24T11:10:20