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Fifth london update: brief

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Fifth london update: brief

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So today's poking around on the intertubes, having killed season 2 of Dexter, revealed that oh yeah, Bowie's South London residence was in a now-demolished building named Haddon Hall, in the same Southern suburb I'm staying in.

A little more poking around revealed a street address, which was plugged into Google Maps and well... if Haddon Hall still stood, then their back garden? would abut onto the back garden of the house I'm staying in.

I find this an hysterically funny coincidence, for reasons which only people who grasp what a Bowie freak I am could understand. Because I didn't plan this, and if I could have I so would have.

EDIT to add AIM log:
colubra: and there's one of the foxes from the back garden, up nosing about on the deck.


As convo with friend reminded me of the differentiations here, I figured I'd outline here what differentiates London's gay pride parade / festival from the San Francisco one.

1: everyone remains clothed below the waist.
2: they have public areas that can ACCOMODATE over 100k people.
3: the civility of the crowd is astonishing.
4: Boy George was a tiny little man, about 20' away.
  • The universe appreciates you! Finally.
  • (no subject) -
    • I honestly have an interview with Duncan Jones (Bowie's son) to thank for it, as I went 'how old is Duncan' *hit IMDB* 'huh, he was born here, I wonder where the house he lived in was located' *hit google* *hit google maps to see how far away* 'BAHAHAHA'.
      • (no subject) -
        • Yeah- I've been actually quite curious about it before I started hearing about how well it came together.

          Duncan's really done a pretty nice job of separating himself from Dad's career, imho.
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    • screening above comment:

      Well, of course you can't. But only because I don't think you speak fox.
      Very true, very true. I might have a bit to talk about a raven with, if ravens tended to stay in an area that their parents raised them in...

      Are you staying with our mutual friend in $cityname, $countyname?
      I am: I'm screening your initial comment, digitalsidhe, because I think that our mutual friend would prefer to keep weirdoes off the doorstep unannounced.
      Us announced weirdoes would be just fine.

      Edited at 2009-07-06 02:54 pm (UTC)
      • Re: screening above comment:

        Drats. I thought there might be some desire for anonymity there, which is why I deliberately left off the friend's name. I'd edit, if I could.

        If I repost with her LJ handle and no geographical info, will that be all right?

        I know she'd appreciate the geographical felicity, too.
        • Re: screening above comment:

          If you want, sure! And she does appreciate that bit of felicity as well.
          I do suspect that I will have something to ask David if we ever meet in person that nobody's ever asked him.
          to wit, 'did foxes shit on YOUR back porch when you lived at Haddon Hall? 'cause there're foxes in my friend's garden who are prolific ornamenters of the deck.'
          And I believe that's because I've been smoking out there rather than in the office inside the house. How DARE I occupy their prized sunning deck?
          • Re: screening above comment:

            There is a certain amount of territory-marking to be done. And you're making a burning smell. (But if there's glitter in the scat, beware!)

            The idea of lyricagent's yard abutting his - discovered by you on your first visit to said yard - just too perfectly lovely.

    Well, of course you can't. But only because I don't think you speak fox.

    Are you staying with lyricagent? Because I'm sure she'd appreciate the geographical felicity, too.
  • That's incredibly awesome!

    You're taking photos, yes?
    • unfortunately...

      I suck and forgot to bring my camera to London Pride. lyricagent got some great ones, though.
      • Re: unfortunately...

        Are you getting photos at other times or is your camera still back here in SF?
        • Re: unfortunately...

          Other photos have happened and shall happen, yes. ;) I'm probably going to see if I can replace the panorama I'm using at the top of my LJ pages with a Thames panorama.
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