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During the last two years I ve been working on a photo project of people sleeping on the tube.

In all that time it never happened that I saw the same people asleep twice. Thinking about it never occured that I ve met ANYONE twice on the tube ever - sleeping or non sleeping - except a few keen buskers. London is just too big and chances that you meet someone twice are like winning the lottery.

Until last week when on two consecutive early mornings I saw these tube snoozers. I love them. They were sitting in the exact same spot on the same tube line in the exact same way: Son asleep while using his mom as a massive pillow mountain.

It's such a great little glimps into their daily morning routine - you can imagine how they do this day in and day out. Hopefully I can catch some more shots of them for a mini series.

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Awesome! There's something very interesting and unique about the way we see the same people on our way to work every morning, yet never really knowing anything about them. I pretty much pass the same people on my way to work at the same point every morning -the cleaner of the bank next to my house who waits outside everyday to be let in; the lady who looks like Susan Boyle who I realised this morning has a broken leg (maybe slipped on the ice??); the very pretty and interesting looking south aisan girl who plays the cello and osmetimes rides her bike and I like it when she crosses the road at the crossing the point I want to pull on the road so she stops the traffic for me, and then the guy who rides his bike down the Pershore road who never wears a helmet and weaves is way in and out of traffic!! Although, I cannot figure out if I am comforted by this routine or if I am just living Groundhog day and need to get away from the rat race!!!

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEllie Gibbons

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