Synecdoche, Telegraph Hill

For the concluding part of our Three Things: Weird trilogy, we have this house within a house on Telegraph Hill, submitted by Oli. As he says:

I've also really enjoyed this Brockley house which has a little model of itself in the lower right window, like a kind of Spike Jonze film joke: House within a house within a house. I seem to remember that the model has an even tinier model of itself in the lower right window...

16 comments:

Brockley Ian said...

The 'Bug House' on Vulcan Terrace should get a mention at least.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fakey/321396368/

notesofanidealist said...

Mise en abyme, surely? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mise_en_abyme

Anonymous said...

Hi Nick,

It' s me again. remember i said a couple of weeks ago that certain brockley'ites claim everything that's good in the area as their own. And you asked me to provide some further proof. well this article is living proof.
The comments say "this brockley house". How is a house in Pepys road classed as brockley?

Anonymous said...

There's another house in that house and another in that one then another, and another, etc, etc, etc...

TJ said...

Love how Anonymous 22:04 starts by saying "it's me again"...your signed in as anonymous. How does that even work?

anyhow,

Pepys road spans New Cross & Brockley. The southern part is in Brockley.

Anonymous said...

TJ: None of Pepys Road is in Brockley. It is all in SE14 which is the New Cross postal district not Brockley's SE4.

It is also all in Telegraph Hill and Honor Oak Ward (not Brockley Ward).

It is all in the Telegraph Hill Conservation Area not the Brockley Conservation Area.

It is all also in the old Haberdashers' Hatcham Estate and Hatcham is now New Cross Gate.

Anonymous said...

TJ, my comment was for Nick and not you. Nick will know who I am. I will call myself BA if that makes you feel like you can associate with me better. before you make ridiculous statements, please check a map of the area to see where the borders of brockley and new cross start and finish.

Tamsin said...

It's a close run thing, though, the old Haberdashers estate border marker is only about 25 yards down Vesta from the Pepys Road roundabout by the gate of the school.

But that is a very technical distinction - Surrey/Kent - New Cross/Brockley - SE14/SE4 - from my personal viewpoint I "feel" that the boundary is the railway lines.

Anonymous said...

my underlying point here that when it suits brockley'ites, they call it Brockley. When it's something that is bad in the area, they call it New Cross or Deptford and disassociate from it. People please go to google maps and type in SE4. it clearly gives you a boundary of the postcode. then do the same for se14. That's all folks.

Anonymous said...

God, please let that be all! Yawn.

Faux Berry said...

Please can people who expect to be remembered give themselves a name? I don't understand why anyone would contribute to a comment thread without doing so. It's not hard, it doesn't take any time, you don't have to log in to anything. You will be able to have a reasonable conversation that lasts more than one post without getting lost in all the other anons.

Anonymous said...

Giving a name on this site encourages bullying and editorialisation.

Brockley Nick said...

I love the term "editorialisation" - shall we just call it was it is: deleting obnoxious trolling, libellous content or personal abuse. Everything else is freely permitted.

Not BA said...

BA, no one cares. The Greater Brockley thing is a joke, a bit like laughing at North Londoners or those who live in Clapham. Really, relax.

You're wasting valuible internet bandwidth when you could be looking at German porn.

Cil said...

Or kittens.

I saw a man marching past Nisa with half a life size dummy under his arm and felt a piece of installation art coming on. Keeping my eyes peeled.

Tamsin said...

On the Bourton-on-the-Water dilemma - whether the model should change to reflect reality - the owner of this house is looking to remove the red paint inflicted on it in an earlier regime and any advice posted here would probably be gratefully received.

And she is also trying to source relevant brick effect paper for the dolls' house - but the right shade for London Stock is apparently hard to find

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