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Old age home residents recreate iconic album covers to pass time during lockdown

14 July 2020 3:36 PM
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Residents and caregivers at a nursing home in the UK have been recreating classic album covers to keep themselves occupied during the lockdown.

Sydmar Lodge Care Home, in Edgware, north of London has been in lockdown for four months.

Residents have been without visitors or outside entertainment since early March.

Robert Speker, the activities manager at the home, came up with the idea to recreate album covers to help keep spirits up at the facility.

Speker shared some of the images that have been remade on Twitter, including albums by Adele, Taylor Swift, David Bowie, Michale Jackson, and Queen.

The side-by-side photos, which have gone viral, show the original covers alongside the new takes by Sydmar Lodge residents.

Speaking to BBC, Speker says staff had to think of new activities to fill the time.

"I had this idea about a month and ago. I started taking the photos and choosing which residents had a vague similarity to the artist and it went from there", he told the publication.

Here are some closer comparisons of the recreations, as posted on Instagram:


14 July 2020 3:36 PM
Tags:
Twitter
London
Old age home
senior citizens
Lockdown
UK care home
Sydmar Lodge Care Home
album art
Robert Speker
viral pictures

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