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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Saturday, 4 April 2015

Tottenham Court road









This is The Rising Sun public house on Tottenham Court Road. It was established in 1730 but rebuilt in 1897. You cannot fail to be impressed by this impressive four storey Victorian pub.






Another impressive building on Tottenham Court Road is Heal's department store. There has been a Heal's store on this road since 1818. This building was built in 1916 selling arts and craft furniture. One of its most distinguished features is the frieze.




16 comments:

  1. Hi Fun60, lovely details here.. the name of this pub made me think of the song 'House of the Rising Sun' by The Animals'.. that's giving away my age :)

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  2. Hi Fun60, lovely details here.. the name of this pub made me think of the song 'House of the Rising Sun' by The Animals'.. that's giving away my age :)

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  3. wow it seems so interesting building.

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  4. I'm impressed! Such wonderful details. Happy Easter to you and your family, Marie. xo

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  5. There is so much rich and interesting architecture no matter where you go in the city, most, unfortunately are just walked past and not admired. I remember when living there that I wouldn't see things anymore, but now I try to get down as much as possible and then begin to see everything once more. Thanks for reminding me of Tottenham Court Road - it's been years since I was there last. Have a great Easter x

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  6. It certainly is impressive architecture, Marie - thank you for sharing; and, PerthDailyPhoto and I must be of the same vintage, because I too recall that song! Wishing you a blessed Easter.

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  7. Both are very attractive buildings. By 1897 there must have been about to be a change in architectural styles as no more space for embellishment on a Victorian building could be found.

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  8. Love all the intricate details on the pub building.

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  9. I like those snaps in London of unknown buildings. Both are very impressive to look at.

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  10. The frieze is amazing, yet very easy to miss. Looking up in London yields some great views.

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  11. I love the detail in the carvings on the first building. I agree, it's quite impressive.

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  12. Building details are wonderful. I also enjoyed the pretty spring flowers and birds in the post below.

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  13. You must have been there quite early, seeing as there are hardly any people in the photos!
    Now, is this part of your Tubestations project, or is it just a coincidence that both Barbican and Tottenham Court Road are both on the Tube?

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  14. Love the old Victorian pub.

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  15. I wonder if I haven't been in this pub ! The building is beautiful !

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