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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Kinfauns, part 4: then and now.

A long, narrow path led to the gate at Kinfauns, and it's still there, as can be seen above right. The house itself is long gone, although, funnily enough, part of it lives on: the plans for the building that currently occupies the site show that several external and internal walls from Kinfauns were retained in its construction, together with a portion of the floor. Also, according the Beatles' London, the "two 'porthole' lounge windows" have been retained, "now installed in a new orangery". These, of course, were the very windows that led John to believe he was "driving" a submarine at the tail end of the dental experience. Blimey. So there we go:

Many thanks to Joe Baiardi for the contemporary pics.

1 comment:

  1. I know I really should have more important things on my mind, but I've often wondered where the entrance to Kinfauns was. Looking at aerial pics and present day images on Google maps, it was never clear how George would've reached the house from the main road - now it all becomes clear!


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