Monday, January 24, 2011

What was that? by June

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to just walk around and soak everything in. The problem with that is sometimes I don’t know what I’m looking at until it’s too late.

My WIP is a Regency set historical romance. So I’ve been going back through my pictures of my London trip and came across this photo.

Now, this house is on St. James’s Place, and at the time I was more concerned with photographing White’s and Brooks’s and Boodle’s on St. James St., and when we were done with that we just kept walking and ended up on St. James’s Place. The street ended here at this house and I thought this was a great house and I wondered what these people were standing around for. So naturally I took a picture. Later that night while I was surfing the internet at our hotel I realized where we were. I could have kicked myself because the house is only open for tours one day a week – and that was the day we were there!

I didn’t think anything about it again until we were home and I was looking at the pictures and wondered why I took this picture of this really great house and my husband said, "hey, remember, that was Spencer House." I hated myself all over again.

This is a perfect home for the Duke in my WIP so now I have been kicking myself more. Oh well, I guess it’s just another reason to head back across the pond for another look. And if I go again, I’m taking one of those bus tours that show you the main sights and then go back later on foot!

Have a great week!




Morgan Mandel said...

Sneaky way to get another trip abroad, June. Let us know if it works. (g)

Morgan Mandel

Debra St. John said...

Oooh, I'd love to head back across the pond's been forever since I've been to London.

Margot Justes said...

It's always time to cross the pond.
Hope that is your inspiration to continue with Simon. I'm waiting for more.
Margot Justes