The Owl & the Pussycat

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A house near Elephant & Castle with an owl & a pussycat

A house near Elephant & Castle with an owl & a pussycat

On the way to the Tate Modern for tea with Chris got forced down a side-street as a diversion to Southwark Bridge, and came across this wonderfully eccentric house, where an Owl & a Pussycat stand in alcoves either side of a third-floor window. I have no idea what the street was called, and would love to know the story, so if you know, please add a comment.

For those who think I should be doing something less frivolous than having tea and photographing Lear characters, I’ll have you know we bumped into each other in the Theory section of the bookshop – he got Psychogeography & Semiotics, I got Phenomenology and The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. I don’t know what it is about Tate Britain that makes it all seem so appealing, but I experience something very close to lust in that bookshop (for the books, I mean).

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4 thoughts on “The Owl & the Pussycat

  1. John S

    The house is on Southwark Bridge Road and I pass it twice each day (on the 344 bus). Like you, I have been intrigued about it … I have searched on the internet, but can find no reference to it, other than yours.

    Perhaps I should just knock on the door …

    Please let me know if you find out anything else about this …

    All the very best,
    John

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  2. Chris Hickman

    My name is Chris and many years ago I was commissioned to install central heating and completely replumb this property in Southwark Bridge Rd alongside a builder named Phil .Owner turned up with said Owl &Pusseycat &promptly requested we secure them in the high level alcoves& God forbid all without scaffolding or a cherry picker.lovely to see that they are still there. Sorry if this dashes any romantic thoughts of grandeur but this is fact

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