This week, my friend Joey shared this photo on Facebook –
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He had seen it on a Facebook page called Handpicked London –
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Handpicked London link their image back to the source – aka – this tweet:
TFL is really taking this Olympic overcrowding on the underground thing a bit too far… twitter.com/MegFitz/status…
— Meaghan Fitzgerald (@MegFitz) July 25, 2012
(826 RTs, 62 favourites, 284 replies)
Amazing how images travel, right?
The really funny thing is, the image above is nothing to do with the Olympics at all. In fact, it was taken about three and a half years ago, back in the early part of December, 2008.
How do I know?
Because I was there when I took it.
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It was lunchtime and I was on my way into central London to meet some bloggers I was hosting for The SpinVox Wishing Well, which had just opened in Covent Garden.
One of the bloggers in attendance was one Annie Mole – aka the editor of ‘Going Underground‘, London’s best London Underground blog. So, when I spotted this stuck on the inside of a Piccadilly Line carriage, I immediately snapped it so I could share it with Annie when I saw her.
The best thing was, after I took the original photo, the couple sat behind me tapped me on the shoulder and offered me their laps to sit on (to much laughter from our fellow passengers), it was a lovely moment.
Naturally, Annie Mole blogged it, and that’s about it…
Imagine my surprise when the image started trending nearly four years later.