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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Tittenhurst: the Wibbly Wobbly Way.


The final round of Thomas Rhyner's summer 1977 Tittenhurst pics, captured whilst legging it round the grounds in an attempt to avoid a potentially irate Richie. The above shows the arch over the "front" door (actually round the side), behind the bush. In '77, the This Is Not Here window remained in situ; I very much doubt it still is:


The gazebo, which will be familiar to viewers of the splendid Gimme Some Truth documentary:


In said doc, John & Yoko were seen choosing, placing, and ultimately, as you do, consuming chess pieces in the diminutive "dwelling" (or whatever a gazebo is):


Errrr....:


Finally, to end at the start, the Lodge House which sat, and may even still sit, at the entrance to the grounds. Note the "amusing" signs. Tragically, no pictures exist of the Wibbly Wobbly Way:


Many thanks again go to Thomas for letting us see his shots (and apologies that it has taken so long to post these final ones).

1 comment:

  1. It is interesting that these abstract phrases - 'Nothing Is Real', 'Be Here Now', 'You Are Not Here' - had currency among the ex-Fabs in the 1970s. There are examples of Ringo, George and John using one or other of the slogans (although I cannot think of any instances with Paul). The various statements, in themselves, seem very in keeping with the spirit of the Beatles, and very John (or Lennon/Ono) in feel and origin.

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