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At the foot of Florence Road, near The Royal Albert, there's a ramshackle wooden workshop propped between a couple of terraces. Whoever owns it has decided to prop some action figures up in the window, for our entertainment - possibly a war scene, like an oversized version of a Games Workshop diorama.

We like to think that if we owned a ramshackle workshop and couldn't think of anything else to do with it, we'd decorate it with our toys too.

15 comments:

Ewhursty said...

Ah, there was a place like this in Glebe in Sydney for a few years, that filled its window with Wombles. It was the best.

Tamsin said...

Talking of decorated ramshackle workshops - went for the first time over the weekend to the Nunhead & Municiple Museum - amazing!

On action-men - I do hope the person who makes models of Victorian funeral processions is back again at the Nunhead Cemetery Open Day this year. I gave him my brother's action-men as it seemed the best destination for these vintage pieces.

Anonymous said...

Sadly I doubt it will be long before the Mung Bean Elite are down there with their notepad and pencil taking notes to send to Lewisham Council

Matt-Z said...

There's a house a few doors up Florence Road from there with about 15 different locks on the front door and some corrugated metal on the walls of the house. Not been that way for a while but you can see it on Google Streetview.

Brockley Jon said...

Anon, I think the mung bean elite would actually quite like it. Have you not been to the open studios?

Anonymous said...

Action men in models of Victorian funeral processions? If you don't mind, that sounds a bit naff.

The Mung Bean Elite said...

We heartily approve of this sort of thing, so there.

Tamsin said...

I know but it's not really - he used the original ones from the late 1960s early 1970s before they got quite so gung-ho and lantern-jawed and heavily disguised them anyway.

babybrain said...

Perhaps they are mustering the troops to save the Cmaberwell Tellytubbies?

babybrain said...

and perhaps I should learn to type before posting comments...

Gene Hunt said...

@Matt-Z Probably drug pushers. They need good security.

patrick1971 said...

These sorts of things are very big in the former Soviet Union. In Dniepopetrovsk, in Ukraine, they have an ENORMOUS model of how the Soviets routed the Nazis. You're ushered into a darkened room with this model, and they play military music and bombing/gunfire noises, whilst visitors watch the non-moving model in reverential awe.

max said...

Just as they have an enormous model celebrating the triumph of the Red Army, fittingly we have a scene from I'm a celebrity get me out of here with Shelpa Shetty, Lord Brocket and Peter Andre (wearing a wig) running away from Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen.

Anonymous said...

It is a depiction of Michael Jackson looking down on the younger version of himself.

The adult figure at the front is Elvis Presley in the style Michael would have dressed him.

The small figure represents all the children who's hearts he touched over the years.

Anonymous said...

...obvious really. How much are they asking for the piece, £15,000?

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