Weird thing

Simon writes:

Weird Thing on Florence Road: Do you think any BC readers would know the meaning behind this?


It's actually this weird thing, which Transpontine has written about recently (and has a better photo of) and it follows previous art installations like this one. If you've got a window and can't think of anything else to do with it, why not stick pictures of John Lydon or Action Men in it?

If you are wondering about any weird things on any local roads, please don't hesitate to send them in to the usual address.

17 comments:

SE London Bags said...

Thanks for posting Nick! I note the previous article didn't undercover who was responsible. It always cheers my walk down Florence Road and I always wonder who is behind it, as it doesn't seem to be a window belonging to a particular house.

Tamsin said...

I love it when people do loopy things like this simply to amuse passers by. Before they were replaced one of the pre-fabs in Kitto Road had a dove-cot and faiy lights on the outside fence. There's also that disused shop on the New Cross Road - up towards All Saints - which has random art in its window.

Oli said...

Funnily enough I cycled past this house in Nunhead this morning (on the way from Brockley):

https://twitter.com/olifreke/status/238259654457700355/photo/1/large

I think it comes under the heading 'fairly unusual'.

Oli said...

Handier link:

The Eye House

kolp said...

Hi Nick!

Tamsin said...

Mmm... That I'm not so sure of. A little bit too permanent. A large eye up in a window, yes. But not painted on brickwork (which is betetr not painted anyway). I think I would find it a little wearisome to live in the same street with.

To be inconsistent is human, to understand why, divine.

Anonymous said...

That's like the beetle house on the corner of Vulcan Terrace (don't have a pic but you can Google Streetview it...)

Oli said...

Whilst I'm on a roll, 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 can't tell from this Google Maps image, but I seem to remember that the model has an even tinier model of itself in the lower right window...

Tamsin said...

Hands off! That one is in the very heart of Telegraph Hill overlooking the park.

But house-within-a-house-within-a-house. Anyone been to Bourton on the Water and their model village which is a model of Bourton on the Water itself and so features a model of the model village, and a model village within that model.

Also causes much heartburning as to whether it should add new buildings as they occur in reality or reflect the village caught in aspic in whatever decade of the 20th century the model was created.

Transpontine said...

I think the house next door must be responsible for this window as they also seem to have weird/interesting things sometimes.

Anonymous said...

You should see the nativity scene at Christmas time on the Florence Road display. Amazing.

Oli said...

How do you mean 'hands off', Tasmin?

I live in Brockley too, you know - a 2 min walk from this vision of a house within a house (within a house).

;)

Dan said...

What about the odd painted house on Loampit Vale.
http://internationalcolouringcontest.tumblr.com/post/13217096574/that-odd-colourful-house-on-the-road-out-of

http://www.flickr.com/photos/skitster/1413719507/

Anonymous said...

Oli, get your facts right. this house is not in brockley.

Errf said...

Jeesh, does it matter? Anyway; Telegraph hill is just the western hllly bit of Brockley.

Oli said...

Crikey, I'm very sorry Anonymous 22:10, next time I casually post a picture to a local blog I'll be sure to get it verified by three independent sources and a county judge.

Sheesh!

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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