November 25, 2010 at 11:23 am (people, places) (, , , , , , )

Ah, Thanksgiving has rolled around once again. How time flies…

Just a short post today, putting in a couple links that I found in the past week that I thought would be of interest to readers.

The first is another first-rate find of Vic’s at Jane Austen’s World: She ‘tours’ the fabulous miniature rooms of Mrs James Ward Thorne. Reviewing the “Adam” rooms is like looking through the windows at the two Portland Place residences of the Smiths and Goslings.

And speaking of the Portland Place residences, the wonderful blog Ornamental Passions, which discusses architectural details most people miss when walking around London, has some interesting information on Portland Place buildings — including an important post on No. 5 PP: that the current building at the “address” was built in 1911.

I admit to still not finding out the layout of the street in the early 19th century — although many sources have surfaced telling who lived where on the street!

Anyway, check out both these blogs; you will give thanks!

By the way, if you have a kazillion dollars, you can purchase a flat in No. 5 Portland Place, Marylebone, London.

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