Wednesday, 7 January 2015

A New Use for Isms

'Colombia for Magical Realism.'
 How's that for a sales pitch? Really makes you think, Mmm must go to Colombia and get me some of that Magical Realism...
 I spotted this unlikely legend on a poster over the stairs that descend into Victoria Underground station. I think it's the only case I've known of trying to sell a country on the basis of a literary/artistic Ism (though, come to think, Belgium for Surrealism might work, being merely descriptive). But I guess when your only alternative is 'Colombia for Cocaine', you might get a tad desperate.
 Talking of surrealism, this poster is on exactly the same site as the legendary 'Chichester - the New Copenhagen'.  


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  2. Do you remember the banners in Huddersfield calling it the Paris of the North? Hudds has many of it's own charms but the Paris comparison was a bit inexplicable!