If you think you’re one of those unlucky commuters that seems to get hit with all the red lights on the way to work, just be grateful you don’t live near Abbey Road in London. Ever since the Beatles were snapped crossing Abbey Road in 1969 for what’s become one of the most iconic album covers of all time, hoards of tourists have descended on the legendary zebra crossing to recreate the moment.
If you want to see just how much chaos they cause for drivers, then check out this live webcam of the crossing set up by the Beatle’s recording studio. Watch for about two minutes and I pretty much guarantee you’ll see a group of tourists reenacting the cover – it’s a constant barrage that’s kind of hilarious to watch.
FYI, the pedestrian crossing that everyone darts across to take photos isn’t actually the same crossing on the Beatles album – the original crossing was moved further down the road about 30 years ago for traffic-related reasons. But the good news is that this zebra crossing has been given cultural protection status, which means that it – along with the local traffic – won’t be going anywhere fast.