TQ2983 : The biggest cats in London!

taken 10 years ago, near to Camden Town, Camden, Great Britain

The biggest cats in London!
The biggest cats in London!
The Egyptianate decoration of the front of this building, originally the Carreras cigarette factory, was inspired by the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in the 1920. Also found was the temple at Bubastis of the cat-headed goddess Bast or Bastet.
The Carreras company logo had been a black cat ever since 1886 after customers at the original tobacconist's in Wardour Street grew accustomed to the sight of the shop cat curled up in the window. In 1904 Black Cat cigarettes were introduced as one of the first machine-made cigarettes manufactured in Britain and the company used the symbol in a great deal of promotional material.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 28 January, 2008
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Factory (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 291 833 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.0677N 0:8.3270W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 292 833
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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