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Doughty Mews (good name)

‘Mewtopia’. Not my coining — Beck Smith sees a lot more of it than I do.

Everyone seems to enjoy places like this in London. A vision of the rural* in what is fundamentally not.

*I say rural, it’s not my rural. Where I was brought up, it was (for the most part) fields. Dead-flat fields.
In such a featureless landscape, my 5’6″-high eyes will always be able to see to about 2.8 miles away, no matter which way I face. The rectilinear certainties of the horizontal horizon, and all that.

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Written by alexconnor

April 23, 2011 at 23:30

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