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Swinging London Comes Alive

Written by Chris Alm • March 16th, 2010
Swinging London Comes Alive

“Where are you lovely ladies heading out tonight?”

London, England, late 1960s. The height of the flower-power-free-love-lifestyle. Groovy colors, fashion, cars and happening parties.

For all of us who were born a few decades too late or anyone who wants to take a stroll down memory lane, here’s a sample of very neat color photographs of “Swinging London” from that period.

Depicted are among others Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Carnaby Street, Paddington Street, various cars and classic London-esque Routemaster Buses.

Source Flickr   

Above: Matching reds

Above: “Groovy!”

Above: Matching whites

Above: “Fill her up, guv’nur!”

Above: Oxford Street near Selfridges

Above: Piccadilly Circus at night

Chris Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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