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    Thu, 23 Dec 2010 11:49:31

    Abbey Road Crossing is Designated "A Site of National Importance" in Britain - Well, duh!

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    The pedestrian crossing outside Abbey Road Studios in North London, featured on the cover of The Beatles Abbey Road album, was designated a site of national importance by the British government yesterday.

    It's a popular tourist attraction and Beatles fans from all over the globe visit the spot and take photos of themselves imitating the Fab Four as they cross the street. It's almost a cliché!

    "This London zebra crossing is no castle or cathedral but, thanks to the Beatles and a 10-minute photo shoot one August morning in 1969, it has just as strong a claim as any to be seen as part of our heritage," said John Penrose, Minister for Tourism and Heritage in a statement.

    Penrose declared the crossing a Grade II listed site on the advice of national preservation body English Heritage. What the hell does that mean? That the crossing can be altered but only with the approval of the local authorities which would make a decision based on the site's historic significance, function and condition.

    Have you ever visited the Abbey Road crossing? Have you ever been to England?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    12.23.10




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