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Saturday, 11 August 2012

London Monopoly (13): Vine Strret

This is the final property in the orange set in my blog-tour of the London Monopoly board.
One Vine Street, London
I have to admit that Vine Street is the single property on the London Monopoly board that I don't know. Having researched it, I have to wonder why it was chosen as it is not very high-profile. Apparently it consists mainly of the backs of properties that are on more salubrious streets. There is a popular pub-crawl around the board's sites but there are no licensed premises on the street (but plenty nearby).
But, you know, something interesting can be found almost anywhere if you look properly!
The property in the picture above is at 1 Vine Street but known, for some reason, as One Vine Street. It's a recently completed commercial site with a hand-made brick fa├žade but the corner entrance has been retained from a former pub on this site.
Interior of One Vine Street. Photo by John Riddy
The mural in the picture above was painted by Allison Turnbull. The design is based on her interest in taxonomy and morphology and is based on the relationship between various grape varieties. Who'd have thought that? (Vine Street, grapes, geddit?)
Next in this series: The Strand.


Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I love this tour you are taking us on.

bazza said...

SO,AC: It's nice to have you along for the journey!

David said...

Dear bazza,
Ah, Vine Street. If only I'd been there, I could perhaps endeavour to make a proper comment. As it is, I'll just have to say that I have enjoyed your tour around the Monopoly board. So far, anyway!
Very Best Wishes,

All Consuming said...

Yes I like it too, it's unusual and that's always the best kind of post methinks :D

bazza said...

David: I don't think you've missed much David. Your comment is very proper as far as I'm concerned! Thanks for visiting, as always.

bazza said...

AC: Now I'm smiling broadly and trying not to blush!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Love this, Bazza. Almost has a Danish twist to the architecture. Definitely a good buy!
Also I think "One Vine Street' affords a certain air of exuberance, erm, poshness,
Silly me, I thought the images on the interior wall resembled circuitry boards. LOL. (Okay, next?)

bazza said...

Dixie: They do look a bit like circuit diagrams. I thought at first that it was some kind of family tree and I suppose it is really. The location would be really expensive and exclusive rather than posh - that's Mayfair and Park Lane - the blue set!

John said...

There you go Bazza, there is something interesting in everything, you just have to look for it!
An interesting snippet in a pretty unprepossessing looking place!

bazza said...

John: If it wasn't a part of a series I wouldn't have ever written about Vine Street so I was forced to find something (almost) interesting!

klahanie said...

Hi bazza,
Ah yes, Vine Street. Ended up being a very grape story. Thanks.
Your loyal fan, Gary

bazza said...

Gary: Hi there. Thanks for not wineing/whining. Oh well, I'll get my coat.

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