Thursday, December 23, 2010

"the icing on the cake" (of a great year)

Such was Paul's reaction to the news that the iconic Abbey Road crosswalk has been named a "protected site" by the UK government.

More here.

The street crossing in the St. John’s Wood neighborhood is the first of its kind ever to be listed as protected, John Penrose, the U.K.’s minister for tourism and heritage, said in a statement today.

Thousands of tourists every year flock to the Abbey Road street crossing and adjacent Abbey Road studios, where the Beatles recorded most of their songs. The studio buildings were listed as protected by the English Heritage office in February, days after reports that owner EMI Group Plc was trying to sell the site to cut debt.

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