|Knightsbridge Now only for the rich|
Of course meeting at Knightsbridge it's not possible to ignore the retail connections (Harvey Nichols and Harrods for example) but the area has not always been the part of London that exemplifies the rich visitor (now mainly Middle Eastern or Russian) - it was for a time associated with the military and 'Camp followers' ensured that there were some seedy residents in years gone by.
|Not always salubrious|
One famous 19th Century resident (in Trevor Square) and a courtesan who lived in the area was Harriet Wilson.
It was Wilson on revealing that she'd 'spent time' with The Duke of Wellington in her memoirs that caused him to use the (now) famous phrase publish and be damned.
Much in evidence on the small streets of the area were the temporarily imported cars of the young Kuwaiti super rich - a phenomenon which irritates the quasi locals each summer.
|Not an area for speeding.|
The latest iteration of my 'Leap Year' project is ready to view here
Having started to look beyond the images at what Red can mean I find that deeper reds are asscoaited with opulence and extravagance, sad to see such hues in the pile 'to be collected' by the refuse services.