Wednesday, January 11, 2012

In 'Da Hood

I know. That doesn't really work with my voice, does it? Ah well, I tried. So . . . happy Wednesday! You'll be delighted to hear I slept well last night. I'm delighted, anyway!

As I trotted to the library last night to return my overdue library books (£30 in fines, thank you very much), I was reminded what a fantastic neighbourhood I live in -- and what a past it's had.




50 comments:

  1. Berlimy! Some illustrious precedents you've got there. Bound to be something in the air, no wonder you're so inspired.

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  2. That is cool to have the plaques. I want a billboard for my city (Cincinnati, Oh)!!

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  3. My all those famous people.
    Where I live in Bournemouth the land where the house I live in belonged once to Percy Shelley son of poet Percy Byshee Shelley and Mary Shelley of Frankinstien fame.
    Percy Jnr, bought a manor just along the road which is now our health centre. All three are buried here in Bournemouth.

    If someone put a plaque on the wall where I live it would say.
    "Yvonne Lewis lived here loved squirrels and slides but not at the same time.

    Yvonne.

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  4. I love blue plaques but there aren't any where I live (unless you go into town).

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  5. What inspiration you have every time you take a walk. My plaque would say, pure and simple, Author :)

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  6. It's interesting to investigate parts of buildings above eye level. Here in Weymouth, we have a cannonball lodged in the side of a building near the harbour. Dorchester is ten minutes away, which of course, was Hardy's Casterbridge. That's all I can think of right now, but we're quite small here :-)
    Laura.

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  7. Talli and Yvonne, this is what I love about Europe. The history. My plaque might say "she gave it everything she had"
    Karen

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  8. £30 in library fines!!!! how many books did you have and just how overdue were they??????

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  9. Agatha Christie was almost your next door neighbour? Wow! I don't think the street I live on now has any literary connections, but I grew up at a place where Fanny Burney met her husband. I don't think there's a blue plaque anywhere, though!

    And £30 in library fines? Tsk! ;-)

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  10. Oh, how FUN! You're on that London Literary tour, aren't you?! They will have to add your name to the list they point out! There was once a writer who lived on my street... I know which house, but I don't know his name *shifty*

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  11. You definitely should get your own plaque! Those are one of my fave aspects of London--I love seeing all the history of those buildings!

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  12. Cool neighborhood. Glad you're home safe and sound and hope you had a grand time in Canada!

    Not sure what I'd want mine to say. Never wanted to be famous.

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  14. You're in great company there, Talli - I like hearing these interesting snippets about London since I don't get there very often!

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  15. Wow, cool neighborhood. I love historic places - wish I lived in one. If I took a photo tour of my neighborhood, I'm afraid it would be full of no tresspassing signs, stray animals and - the crown jewel - the previously abandoned lot where we're still storing all the tons of tornado debris. LOL

    (Sorry about the double post. There was a typeo.)

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  16. Jealous. Of the famous neighbourhood ghosts, not the library fines.

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  17. Talli, I can actually picture that plaque!

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  18. bahaha--famous wine drinker with liver extraordinaire--classic. You do live in a great neighborhood, but I found stuff like that all over England. Such rich history.

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  19. I would have a bright blue plaque that said 'Told you I was ill! Writer's cramp kills.'

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  20. Amazing neighbourhood! I confess I am still playing Clementi and haven't finished read Joyce. I imagine you must hum your way up and down the street from coffee haunt to wine bar! Ciao from Italy (where the espresso and brulé are not too bad either) cat

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  21. lol You should make that plaque and put it in your sidebar. :)

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  22. What fantastic vibes must resonate throughout your neighborhood.

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  23. "InFamous Cat Lady and Charlie were thrown out of here."

    LOL!!

    Take care
    x

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  24. Hi Talli .. to have one's name immortalised in a blue plaque .. would be amazing .. especially in the 'Hood ...

    Now music and fingertips .. that's a sound for sore ears when I was growing up ...

    Love the history around you though .. happy Wednesday .. cheers Hilary

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  25. WOW! Can I say jealous? I think we might have a sign at the local park that tells us who it's named after. And even with that, I have no idea who the guy was!

    Hmmm...I think mine would say "Jennifer Chandler lived here. She might still. Darn portals."

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  26. Mine would probably say "She made being lazy an artform." ;)

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  27. You my friend will definitely have a plaque!

    "Lover of wine and creator of fabulous reads"

    Yes. I can see it now.

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  28. I like to imagine that as much as sleeping with dogs has you getting up with fleas, the same applies when you a do so with the upper echelons _ LOL.
    You are so funny Talli. Honest to God. You made me giggle so much at the end.

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  29. I hope you get that wall plaque (but let's hope it doesn't mention the fines!).

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  30. Your plaque made me laugh! And I bet you saying "In da hood" is adorable.

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  31. oh man, that's awesome!
    I mean, i have a great horned owl in my backyard. That's pretty cool, right?

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  32. That is very cool! Lots of history.

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  33. Too cool! No telling what mine might say.

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  34. I actually got a little chill when I read Agatha Christie's name - so very cool!!! :)

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  35. That's so cool. I think you should get your plaque now!

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  36. Wow, what an address you enjoy. I don't think my little town is famous for anything but I love it and my library anyway.

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  37. No plaques in my neighborhood, that's for sure!

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  38. I wish ere were some of these in Cardiff. I love looking at those little slices omf history. My favourite (can't remember where it is) is a plaque dated in the future for the inventor of time travel n

    Mine would read
    "Jamie Gibbs
    Sandwich affectionado
    Lounge pants wearer
    The man
    The myth
    The legend
    Lived here"

    Hey, if I'm having any say over it, I'm making sure it paints me in a good light!

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  39. Oh yes in such great company, Talli. Must be a great place to be a creative talent.

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  40. Wow, far out, cool, and all that good jazz. I'd love to wander around your neighborhood!

    (Glad you slept well.)

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  41. How awesome to be surrounded by so much greatness! I'm not sure what mine would say. I'll need to give that some thought.

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  42. Oh I would love to live there! So jealous of all the rich history of Europe in general ;p Yes, they SO will be putting your plaque there some day!

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  43. What a cool neighborhood you live in! As for your plaque, I love it! Liver extraordinaire, yes!

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  44. This is a brilliant post. I love those little blue signs. You are in good company.

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  45. Wow, your neighborhood really is quite impressive! What a wonderful place.

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  46. Oh you lucky! Christie *and* Joyce and the others? What amazing bones that neighbourhood has.

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  47. You've had some famous crosstime neighbours!

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  48. Ahhhh you make me so homesick. I was forever tripping on the pavements because I was looking up for blue plaques! By the way, I believe there is a society that puts up plaques for the infamous? lol

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Coffee and wine for all!