London's Archway Station is kind of a big assemblage of old block towers at a traffic junction, without much personality. Though the area has lots of little gems, it's not the classic charming high street of North London. But they're making some changes - there are plans to redevelop the station and surrounding area, and it's well underway. There is scaffolding up around the buildings with illustrations of how it will look when the project completes. But in the meantime, what about the little businesses and cafes that have been obscured by the boards - they're still open for business down passageways behind the barricades, so to ensure that they're not affected too badly by the construction, the developers have done something that I think is quite personable and smart: they've put up big tall photos of the shopkeepers standing outside their cozy looking kiosks and cafes, so that passersby can see the friendly faces and feel more compelled to still walk through to get their goods from these small business owners.