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miércoles, 9 de enero de 2013

London Tube : Personajes Undergroung

Es ver las oscuras y lóbregas  imágenes del metro de Londres que celebra aniversario y recordar.

Recordar los pintorescos e irrepetibles personajes que lo pueblan en Neverwhere de Neil Gaiman, como Mr Croup and Mr Vandemar :

There are four simple ways for the observant to tell Mr Croup and Mr Vandemar apart : first, Mr Vandemar is two and a half heads taller than Mr Croup; second, Mr Croup has eyes of a faded, china blue, while Mr Vandemar's eyes are brown; third, While Mr Vandemar fashioned the rings he wears on his right hand out of the skulls of four ravens, Mr Croup has no obvious jewellery; fourth, Mr Croup likes words, while Mr Vandemar is always hungry. Also, they look nothing at all alike.

Neil Gaiman. Neverwhere
Los lugares secretos que en su corazón duermen:

The advertisements on the walls where for refreshing and health-giving malted drinks, for two-shilling day excursions by train to the seaside, for kippered herrings, moustache wax and bootblack. They were smoke-blackened relics of the late twenties or the early thirties. Richard stared at them in disbelief.It seemed completely abandoned: a fotgotten place. 'It is British Museum station,' admited Richard.'But...but there never was a British Museum station. This is all wrong'
'It was closed down in about 1933, and sealed off' said Door.
Neil Gaiman. Neverwhere
Y las imágenes de la ciudad a vista de pájaro:

He was fond of St Paul's, and it, at least , had changed little in the last three houndred years. It had been built in white Portland stone, which had, before it was even  completed, begun to turn black from the soot and the filft in the smoky London air and now, following the cleaning of London in the 1970's, it was more or less white again; But it was still St Paul's.

Neil Gaiman. Neverwhere

Un libro para amantes de la fantasía, pero también para enamorarse de una ciudad y paladear un idioma. Una guía alternativa a la ciudad bajo la ciudad.

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