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Metropolitan Line, 1868-1936. Aylesbury was built as part of the Metropolitan Railway's plan to link Manchester to the continent. It didn't happen and the station closed when the Metropolitan service was cut back to Amersham.

London's 27 Abandoned Tube Stations

Metropolitan Line, 1868-1936. Aylesbury was built as part of the Metropolitan Railway's plan to link Manchester to the continent. It didn't happen and the station closed when the Metropolitan service was cut back to Amersham.

(little history lesson-) Fashion Dolls made to raise money for the french people after the war, Given to America on the "Gratitude Train" in 1949. desgined after the 1947 couture collections. Beautiful detail and story

(little history lesson-) Fashion Dolls made to raise money for the french people after the war, Given to America on the "Gratitude Train" in 1949. desgined after the 1947 couture collections. Beautiful detail and story

Wartime view of the Metropolitan Line platforms at Moorgate station, showing the devastation caused by air raids

Wartime view of the Metropolitan Line platforms at Moorgate station, showing the devastation caused by air raids

One of the brand new air conditioned Metropolitan Line trains has been decorated with a special design to celebrate the Tube's 150th birthday.

One of the brand new air conditioned Metropolitan Line trains has been decorated with a special design to celebrate the Tube's 150th birthday.

//All my life I've been living in the fast lane, can't slow down, I'm a rolling freight train

//All my life I've been living in the fast lane, can't slow down, I'm a rolling freight train

Ensemble  House of Chanel  (French, founded 1913)  Designer: Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French, Saumur 1883–1971 Paris) Date: ca. 1956 Culture: French Medium: silk, wool, leather Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 48 in. (121.9 cm) Length at CB (c): 48 in. (121.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of H. Gregory Thomas, 1959

Ensemble House of Chanel (French, founded 1913) Designer: Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French, Saumur 1883–1971 Paris) Date: ca. 1956 Culture: French Medium: silk, wool, leather Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 48 in. (121.9 cm) Length at CB (c): 48 in. (121.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of H. Gregory Thomas, 1959

Papyrus fragment with lines from Homer's Odyssey, Early Hellenistic, 285–250 BCE  Greek, Ptolemaic

Papyrus fragment with lines from Homer's Odyssey, Early Hellenistic, 285–250 BCE Greek, Ptolemaic

#Watford Metropolitan line Tube extension gets go-ahead #rail

Watford Metropolitan line Tube extension gets go-ahead

1973 Tube Stock (Piccadilly Line) and A60 (Metropolitan Line) on the right at Rayners Lane | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

1973 Tube Stock (Piccadilly Line) and A60 (Metropolitan Line) on the right at Rayners Lane | Flickr - Photo Sharing!