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Bikes and Barclays: Fear and loathing in the centre of London

August 10, 2010

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You may have noticed by now that I like mentioning the new “Boris bikes” (see The bikes are here and Pouring Lines), complete with my own sub standard photography.

So here, once and for all, is a professional photograph for you, courtesy of Luke Fonfara on FlickR.

But what makes this stand out is the comment left by the snapper underneath his photo:

I loathe Barclays after some of the fees they’ve charged me and would discourage anyone from opening an account with them. However, I do like the new bike scheme in London, and seeing the bikes pop up in various locations has been quite exciting. I plan to ride one home from work in the not too distant future.

So basically he loathes Barclays, but here’s a nice photo of their logo anyway!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Luke permalink
    December 8, 2010 3:58 pm

    Of course… I’m hardly going to miss out on a new part of Londons culture for the fact the bikes carry Barclays logo. Of course taking this photo has also meant I have been able to piggy back off of their marketing campaign to get my name out there as photographer… and that’s something they can’t charge me for.

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