Waiting passenger sculptures, Brixton railway station

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  2. justyamsetc

    justyamsetc Well-Known Member

    Hi. As a long-time lurker I have always enjoyed your pics and local history bits, Editor. I have a snap of sculpture 3 from a year or two ago and will try to post it. Didn't know that platform was blocked off now. Cheers!

  3. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    I love the sculptures. I always thing they come to life when no-one is looking. The man had a santa hat for the pass few years. I wonder if they were made at the same time that the murals were painted ( I have no dates for the murals).
  4. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    I had not been to Brixton overground until early last year.
    I was delighted by the sculptures.
    At first I thougt "are they a bit cheesy?' but then (as someone said) when I saw no one else was there, they looked much more intriguing.
    Great stuff :cool:
  5. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I've always found them quite comforting on a quiet day as you don't feel like you're on the platform alone
  6. boohoo

    boohoo No.

  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Thanks for posting that - do you mind if I add it the article (and credit you, natch)?
  8. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    Scared the crap out of me first time I drove through there, I thought one of them was gonna jump
  9. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

  10. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    I met a woman in a pub in Crystal Palace who claimed she modelled for one of those sculptures.
  11. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    no seriously, one of them, she's TOO still, it's weird, like she's standing there trying to look inconspicuous while thinking ' KILLYOURSELFDOITNOWDOITNOWJUMPNOWKILLYOURSELFJUMPNOW' before suddenly rushing to the platform edge and jumping off.

    I felt like a right twat when i realised it was just a statue but there you go.

    edit: alright minnie?
  12. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Was it dark?
  13. justyamsetc

    justyamsetc Well-Known Member

    Not at all please be my guest
  14. slcr

    slcr Well-Known Member

    The third one's not blocked off - I wandered around there about two weeks ago*. It's freakishly realistic, the fabric of her jacket, and her clothing is far more modern than the other two.

    * you just keep walking to the end of the platform, and discover the fence doesn't completely block the disused platform. There's plenty of access to get round.
  15. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    There better than the one Blackburn station, which to me always looks like the women is about to drag the kid away but that could just be the effect of being in Blackburn.

    Have to say though it sums up the town perfectly as it is horrible, depressing and utterly pointless just like Blackburn.
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That fence is freaking ugly though.
  17. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    the view from the pool to them i think was quite intresting.... but this is going back to my childhood years so memory is a little fuzzy

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