Wednesday 9 November 2011
King's Road Today
Here are some photos my girlfriend and myself recently took on King's Road. Unfortunately, these days, it looks just like any other street in London - full of high street shops and soulless gastro pubs.As we were walking around, we were trying to imagine how amazing this place it once must have been....
Michael Chaplin and Nigel Weymouth outside Granny Takes a Trip (488 King's Road) in 1966.
Yours truly, same place, November 2011
Granny Takes a Trip, 1967
Granny takes a Trip, 1968
Granny's former location, November 2011. If my girlfriend had been there in 1968, she would have blended into the yellow background.
At present, 488 King's Road is a home to a bespoke Italian chandelier shop.
Freddie Hornick and Alan Holston outside Dandie Fashions (161 King's Road) in 1967.
Me on 161 King's Road, November 2011. Now it is a location of lovely, small photo gallery. The subject of their current exhibition is Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and The Factory in 1960's.
Still from the film "Blow-Up", 1966. David Hemmings goes to meet his agent a restaurant on Blacklands Terrace, off King's Road.
Same place today. The building had acquired few windows and extra floor, but it's still a restaurant.
Still from "Blow Up" (1966) - Dedicated Followers of Fashion on Culford Gardens, off King's Road.
Dedicated follower of 60's fashion in the same place, November 2011.
Ok, this has nothing to do with King's Road, but since I'm posting photos of myself I might as well include photos of me and my girlfriend taken during NUTs Brighton Mod Weekender in August by photographer Kim Tonelli.