If you look up ‘Mews’ on Wikipedia then it tells you that the ‘London Mews’ were old stables, which is ironic, in that what was formerly old stables is now the abode of really quite wealthy individuals (if the cars parked outside are anything to go by).
A mews is a funny place, they’re very trendy, oh my but they’re trendy and incredibly characterful with the old cobblestones and architecture, and they don’t really show any sign of their previous occupants, but you can’t quite get away from the fact that they used to be a smelly old stables where horses slept, ate and poo’d..
I’m reasonably sure that a ‘Mews’ is predominately a London thing, or at least London is the only place where they’re called a ‘Mews’ and it’s for that reason I wanted to photograph them. I wanted to capture something which is completely ‘London’, a street that when you looked at it in my joiner you could see it could only be a street in London.
To be honest I didn’t set out to photograph a mews, I was hunting for that typical London street, something you would see in Peter Pan or any of those old films, but this is what I stumbled across, and I’m really quite pleased with it…and it’s big too, check out the dimensions below.. :)
To view this joiner at it’s best, do the following
– Plug in headphones
– Hit the play button on the audio player below
– On the zoom.it window below click the icon in the bottom right hand corner (a square with a diagonal line through it)
– Sit back and enjoy the joiner as it was meant to be enjoyed!
Dimensions: 6.15m wide by 6.3m high (20.5ft x 21ft)
Photos used: 49
Song inspiration: Moby – Porcelain