Tuesday, 25 August 2020

number 10

Via the always excellent Nag on the Lake, we discover a splendid backdrop for a selfie lies just around the corner from the actual residence of the Lord High Treasurer, by convention also the prime minister (the exchequer fulfils the role of what’s regarded as the treasury in modern parlance). 
For safety and security reasons the authentic and metonymical mansion is off-limits to posing in front of with a nearly identical stoop and door at Adam House, on the eponymous neighbouring street named for its Scottish architect, of both properties, and statesman Robert Adam, one-third of the neoclassical Adamesque style of architecture of the Brothers Adam known as Federalist in the US. Whilst the Adam Street address is likely to impress in passing, but there are significant differences in the door fronts: the slightly off-kilter zero cipher, the brass knocker and the conspicuous absence of a lock, since its always opened from the inside.