Friday, 17 July 2015

Kindness of strangers

Still visible on New Bond Street is this simple but effective vintage technology - although it does depend upon helpful passers-by!


Unknown said...

Dear Caroline

Thank you for all these illuminating suggestions: you have helped make lockdown very interesting. On this specific one, I was walking down New/Old Bond Street yesterday, so I kept my eye open for the item you mentioned and couldn't spot it. It's quite possible I missed it, of course, and I wonder if you have any more precise indication of where it is? (Or possible was?) Many thanks!

CarolineLD said...

Thank you! I know I was walking north on the west side of the street, near the Fine Art Society - and I am fairly sure, from a look on Google Street View, that it is at number 143 (Chloe), quite high on the south side facade which stands slightly proud of its neighbour the Halcyon Gallery. The Street View image is from late 2019, so I can't promise it's still there, but I hope so.

Unknown said...

It's me again, Caroline (anonymous but actually Robert).

Thank you for this information: I detoured that way today and you were quite right: 143 New Bond Street it is, and I missed it. (I have a feeble excuse that it's more obvious walking north than, as I was, south, but basically that's just my latest mea culpa). I took a photo of the shop, with alarm in situ, but I don't think I can upload it here.

Thanks for this, and for several other enjoyable lockdown busy-doing-nothing days. I have never known the obscurer parts of my city so well.

CarolineLD said...

Thank you, Robert - I'm so glad it's still there. I'm sure I walked past it more than once without seeing it! Being on the side of the facade it is really hard to spot from the other direction.