in the state of denmark street


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This is Denmark Street, just off of Charing Cross Road in Central London. I sketched it over a period of two and a half hours one Wednesday afternoon, having taken the morning off from sketching (I was up in the loft searching for my old collection of Fighting Fantasy books), and added the rest of the colour later on. Denmark Street is famous within British musical history as our very own ‘Tin Pan Alley’, home of music publishers and recording studios, and later of music stores. There are lots of guitar shops, as well as other instruments of course, and is also home to the famous 12 Bar Club. The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, the Sex Pistols, all are associated with this street in some way (the Pistols actually lived here for a bit). Not only music – the comic shop Forbidden Planet was founded at number 23, where that…

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2 thoughts on “in the state of denmark street

  1. Marilyn Armstrong September 2, 2014 / 10:20 pm

    Wonderful pictures. Storybook images! A little bit like Charles Street on Beacon Hill. Another “old town.”

    • fictionfitz September 3, 2014 / 5:31 am

      Good comparison. Saves airfare too.

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