|Denis Severs' House, 18 Folgate Street, Shoreditch, London|
Monday, July 5, 2010. Denis Severs' House
Monday was a museum day. In the morning, I went to the Museum of London. Imagine if we had A Museum of Fort Worth or Dallas or Houston. There wouldn't be much there. But the history of London is just a little more detailed. They started in 500,000 B.C. and come up to the 1990's. My favorite parts were the walk through dioramas. They had sections set up like Victorian streets complete with shops. Another one was set in the 1920's with flapper dresses and two early British cars. The lunch there was good as well. I'm finding that museums have dependably good food with fairly reasonable prices. There's a travel tip for you.
|The East End, home of the famous soap, "East Enders."|
The museum was called The Denis Sever's Museum after the last man that lived there. It's a 300 year old house, but it has never been modernized. No electricity! No Internet! Only Victorian plumbing!!! Severs moved into the house in the 1920's and set about decorating the house as if a family lived there, but each floor was a different time period. He lived there, without modern conveniences, until he died about twenty years ago.
It was quite a sensory experience! It reminded me of JK Rowling's web site. Remember when she first set it up? You had to find clues in various pages and figure out the proper sequence to do things in order to earn a reward. You also had to be patient because things would happen randomly, not just when you wanted them to.
|The main stairwell|
The bedroom at Dennis Severs' House where the cat almost got me kicked out.
|Are you paying attention to the details? Do you see the big picture?|
|The Jacobean Dining Room|