Thursday, July 21, 2016

More Blue Plaque Rich Pickings (2) and Red 103

So as well as some fine buildings there are plenty of Blue Plaques showing important residents of London's often fashionable King's Road area.

The 'Mess' by the Saatchi Gallery

Home to  a Painter and a Poet

Our City Lit guide unlike me is not a fan of Dante Gabriel Rossetti -seems he lived at this address in Cheyne walk with the sometime poet Swinburne.

Also on our route were the homes of Scott (of the Antarctic) and the composer Thomas Attwood.
Scott of Chelsea (& Antarctic)

The composer Thomas Attwood

Sloane backed the 'garden'

Here we can see the connections to King Henry and Sir Hans Sloane -Sloane was a figure behind the Chelsea Physic Garden.

A part of  a very real history that played out in West London

Red 103

Also just by Saatchi Gallery which is hosting a look back at the Rolling Stones this dramamtically red pair of lips (times two).

Amazing how the band's brand still can utilise Mick's lips - I wonder if younger listeners know the derivation.

A lifetime on the lips

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