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Friday, 27 February 2009

Kenwood: various rare photos.













The first one has a good view of the other side of the sunroom - and that is two of the Fool sitting there. The second photo is fairly amusing, due to the gamut of facial expressions on display. Laugh? I almost tittered. Another thing - from reading about it, I always thought there was a piano in the sunroom - but where was it? I think I can see it in one of the other photos on this page, though it is indistinct. The first photo here gives some perspective, so the piano (if piano it be) was on the opposite wall to the "Safe As Milk" wall. Plus, they are probably watching some rubbish on the tele above the fireplace. The third photo is "interesting" too - Pete Shotton mentioned spray-painting Kenwood in his book, but I'd never seen any evidence of it (not that I doubted it), unlike Kinfauns. But look at the front door.... Muchas gracias to Mr Baiardi for providing these pics.



4 comments:

  1. Kenlen,
    Nice fan pics:)
    I was led to believe that a piano was in the Sunroom also, where exactly alludes me too;-/
    Was it the same piano that The Fool painted?
    Yes, I think Shotton was refering to the attic room/music room, that he and Lennon painted in various colours including spray..

    Milk

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  2. Hey Milky (Dunno why I was spelling it like that)
    No, because he said that Cyn was leaning out of an upstairs window and shouting down to them, wondering why the house was full of fumes (sp?). So, it must have been the front door they were painting. Yes?

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  3. I'm noticing one of the black and white shots here is back to front. That is the second from the bottom, could be the negative was reversed when that one was printed.

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  4. Yes - you are right. It was subsequently corrected elsewhere on the blog - this post was early days.

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