. . . for a bit of Georgian architecture. A snippet from my visit this past February to Dr. Johnson's House in London.
Inspired by Emily's trip in January, I decided to seek out this little gem of a house. Finding it is no easy task, tucked away in the heart of Fleet Street (in fact, had EEE not mentioned the nearby McDonald's, I think I would have thrown my hands up in despair). That the house has survived history is extraordinary. . . literally being blitzed during WWII, and now hemmed in by modernity. As Emily wrote, the house is sparsely furnished, leaving one to conjure up the past without the clutter of objects. After all, it is the stories of the personalities that inhabited the place that really matter. From an architectural perspective, however, it is fascinating to see a Georgian townhouse so intact.
Also not to be missed:
* Danson House
* Fenton House
* and a place in Wales
And I must say ~ I am so impressed by this site: London. . . shh. What a brilliant idea!