Punks, Hunks, & Worker Bees On The '70s London Underground

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The London Underground, as we know it, is an intricate network of madness. Organized chaos, if you will. The city's residents are all too familiar with suffocating crowds on the platforms, crippling delays, and the run-like-your-life-depends-on-it dash for a free seat once inside the tube. But, as BuzzFeed reports, it wasn't always that way.

One particular commuter, photographer Bob Mazzer, spent the better part of 20 years documenting his daily commute to and from work, during the ‘70s and ‘80s. The result? A collection of revealing images that make the London Underground seem — in stark contrast to now — like a downright peaceful place. Difficult to imagine, right?

Snapping everything from first wave punks to young lovers sharing kisses to sleepy commuters rushing to work, it's a beautiful record of how the city once was.

Click here to see the entire collection of images, and reminisce on a time when rush hour didn’t equate to a human stampede. (BuzzFeed)

tube-openerPhoto: Via BuzzFeed.