Why don’t we do it in the Road? – Abbey Road Zebra Crossing

Why don’t we do it in the Road? is described as “A lyrical portrait of one of London’s most peculiar tourist attractions – a humble pedestrian crossing in St John’s Wood.” Why is a pedestrian crossing a tourist attraction? Because it happens to be the Abbey Road zebra crossing made famous by the Beatles in the album of the same name.

Not being a huge Beatles fan means I’ve never bothered to make it over to Abbey Road despite now living just over a mile away. Yet, after watching the great camera work of Chris Purcell and being hypnotized somewhat by Roger McGough’s narration I feel I should go make the effort.

Why don’t we do it in the Road? has won ‘Best Super Short’ – NYC Independent Film Festival… and ‘Best Documentary’ – UK Film Festival and well deserved too. In the mean time if you can’t make it to Abbey Road itself, you can always watch the live webcam of people making the famous crossing.

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  1. The original zebra crossing, where the photograph was taken, was moved for traffic management reasons more than 30 years ago, and no original features remain.

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