Blue plaques and such-like "X lived here" memorials
|Mon, 2 Jun 2008 17:31
|As a companion to the "Geographs in Literature" gallery, how about a gallery of houses and other locations associated with famous people and commemorated by the well-known Blue Plaque or by similar plaques or inscriptions? The massed ranks of plaques below will give the flavour.
For example, for Charles Dickens:
or for John Keats:
or for Thomas Hardy:
or the Brontes:
And now a totally mixed bag:
(Ulster seems to be well represented)
- a special one
- bending the rules
- out of the ordinary
03/06/08: I have searched the whole site for images including "plaque" in title or description (26 text-only pages) but I have included only those where the focus is on a person/persons, not the building. I will leave the gallery open for late arrivals and any I may have missed - but please respect the proposed limits of the gallery.
|Thu, 19 Jun 2008 03:13
|Can I include these?
TQ2278 : Hammersmith Terrace - Blue Plaque 1
TQ2278 : Hammersmith Terrace - Blue Plaque 2
TQ2278 : Hammersmith Terrace - Blue Plaque 3
Also thank you for featuring my picture of no. TQ2279 : Sri Aurobindo's blue plaque.
There is currently an exhibition in Wellington Arch in London run by English Heritage about blue plaques and how they originated. I'll try and get them posted on here.
|Thu, 19 Jun 2008 03:31
|TQ2879 : Wellington Arch blue plaque exhibition|
|Sun, 22 Jun 2008 19:38
|Thu, 10 Jul 2008 22:00
|Not so much "X lived here" as "Jane Austen died here":|
|Mon, 21 Jul 2008 12:25
|Mon, 18 Aug 2008 22:44
|And this just cropped up:
Presumably this kind of composite shot wouldn't get accepted these days - but it rather suits the purpose here!
and looking at Oy's profile (GotY winner week 32, 2008):
|Fri, 29 Aug 2008 18:54
|Mon, 20 Oct 2008 12:24
|Site of James Smyth & Sons Ltd
|Mon, 20 Oct 2008 22:15
|My personal favourite discovery, just off Oxford Street in London