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Monday, 22 June 2009

Kenwood: internal and external architecture, part 2 - attic area.

The first photo shows the windows on the landing beneath the attic where the famous shots of John and Julian on the rocking horse were taken. The distinctive shape of the window to John's left is quite evident once you've spotted it - and you can see a bit of the external drainpipe in the rocking horse pics too. It's useful to have that one pinned down, as it means it's now possible to analyse the internal section of Joe's video a bit more - I'll get on to that at a later date, at yawnsome length. Next is the west end, where two attic windows can be seen. As far as I know, there aren't any photos of John next to these, so the inset pic shows the internal view from Joe's video in 2008. Finally, the front of the house. The photos of John in his studio show no windows on that wall - I wonder if the ones evident here were later additions. Anyway, this all helps make some sense of the attic - though it remains unclear exactly how the space was laid out in the Lennon-era. I'll return to this, inevitably, in a future post. UPDATE: the studio was actually at the southern end of the attic, not where indicated above. See later posts.


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  2. A perfect location for a day dreamer like John isnt it? Up in the attic where he can look out at the world.