|Old Hall Hotel|
Apparently Mary Queen of Scots liked Buxton and the Old Hall, sadly scratching with her diamond ring on her bedroom window pane, 'Perchance I shall visit thee no more - Farewell'.
Off with their heads.
|Old Hall Hotel|
|Erica Wagner's Brooklyn Bridge; she was born in |
New York but lives in London now.
|Andrew Marr and John Simpson are well known on |
BBC news and current affairs programmes.
|The London Library has at least two and a half times |
as many books as the ancient Library of Alexandria
is thought to have had.
|The London Library's copy of Democracy in America|
by Alexis de Tocqueville, first edition 1835.
In America all laws originate more or less from the same idea. The whole of society, so to say, is based on just one fact: everything follows from one underlying principle. One could compare America to a great forest cut through by a large number of roads which all end in the same place. Once you have found the central point, you can see the whole plan in one glance. But in England the roads cross, and you have to follow along each one of them to get a clear idea of the whole.
- Alexis de Tocqueville
|De Laszlo painting a portrait of Princess Marina, Duchess of York, in the studio behind his house.|
|De Laszlo's house on the corner of Fitzjohn's Avenue and |
Maresfield Gardens. His studio is the white building
in the distance.
|The Maresfield Gardens side of de Laszlo's house.|
|The studio is the white building on the left.|
|Philip de Laszlo's studio.|
|The door into De Laszlo Hall.|
|De Laszlo painting a mannequin from Lady Duff Gordon's fashion house.|
|A short step from the back of the house to the studio.|
|But where there was a garden there is none now.|
|View down the length of Fitzjohn's Avenue.|
The De Laszlo House is at the bottom.
|Cover page of the Holy Cross Convent brochure from the late 1930s. Philip de Laszlo lived in number 3 on the left, but after his death all three houses, 3, 5 and 7, were taken over by the Catholic Church and turned into a convent.|
|Brochure illustration of the entrance hall at number 3, the one house owned by De Laszlo.|
|Dining room at number 3.|
|A single bedroom.|
|Brochure view of number 3 from the garden.|
|The French doors leading from the dining room at number 3 to the garden.|
|View of the garden from the back door of number 3.|
|Looking across from the garden of number 3 to the rear of numbers 5 and 7|
showing their Arts and Crafts architectural features.
|The only detail that survives is a bit of stucco cornicing here and there|
and the exterior mouldings.
|Madame Gennatas' Venetian manor house still stands at Kouloura today.|
|Passing through Percy Circus.|
|Lenin at Percy Circus in 1902.|