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5 Comments on "It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time"

  1. There’s a lot to like about this place, particularly the location. I love that area of London (I’ve stayed in both Earl’s Court and Paddington) and it’s not far from the best spots. Some of the parts that aren’t likable are in mindblowingly poor taste. I would feel like a pervert turning on the water in that shower.

  2. I think the bull was a good idea at the time, and now. It’s that whacked out shower hardware that is seriously tacky. I believe the bull image – which is some damn good mosaic work – is taken from Johannes Hevelius’ depiction of the constellation Taurus in his 1690 celestial catalog, Uranographia. (Thank you Google “search by image”!) I’d love to know the reason behind it being the design of choice for this shower.

    As Frodo said, there’s much to like in the listed home. In general I’m not familiar with which areas of London are preferable to others, but this is only about a half-mile from Kensington Palace, the former home of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and the current home of her son William and his family. I’m thinking they wouldn’t be anywhere near the local cockney pub, so yeah… nice neighborhood. And expensive. Really expensive.

    Looks like you get your money’s worth, though. Except maybe for the painting over the living room fireplace. Is that guy riding the red… bull(?)… or is he……………..?! Nevermind. Oh, look! What a sweet shower fixture!

  3. @Frodo: Since you know London, do you have any idea what zig-zag lines on a street mean? They’re like lane-divider lines on our streets, only zig-zag. If you check the satellite view at Google, there’s an intersection to the southeast of this building. Switch to street view, looking north from that intersection (on Campden Street) and you’ll see what I mean.

  4. @Emerald63: I’ve often wondered that myself, although I’ve never driven in London. One is usually better off with an Oyster card for the buses and/or a Tube pass. The taxis are okay although you usually have to find one or wait. Bus stops and tube entrances are ubiquitous enough that those usually suffice.

    Just Googled it. Apparently the zig zag lines mean “no parking”.

  5. @Frodo: Whoa… googling it… now there’s a concept… that didn’t occur to me… ;)

    And thanks for the info!


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