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A Brief Bulletin… on Bulletin Boards

It’s interesting that even in an era where ‘social media’ seems to dominate communications, the community bulletin board survives and is as useful as ever. Is there a laundromat or college dorm anywhere without one? (Actually, not having been in either in a long, long time, I don’t know.) The bulletin board preceded CraigsList, and shows no signs of obsolescence anytime soon.

On my last trip to London, I wanted to have a look at some of the areas that have been transformed by immigration in the past decade or so. One of them is Whitechapel, home to a large East Asian population. Click on the photo to have a closer look.

Whitechapel, London bulletin board

I’ll be posting more photos in the next few weeks (including some real classics), so be sure to subscribe to our Flickr and Facebook pages so you don’t miss them!

Filed June 24th, 2010.