p2pnet news view | Cool:- If hordes of people show up with cameras at the address Google lists as 7 Cavendish Avenue, St Johns Wood, London, and start chipping bits off the gate as souvenirs, the people who live there will probably be wondering what the hell is going on.
It’s all down to Google’s sense of direction, and Mark Stephens in Times Online.
“I’ve always wondered what was over Paul McCartney’s fence,” writes Mark.
What prompted him was the arrival of Google’s Street View in Britain, and in this particular, in London, NW8, or specifically, St Johns Wood.
Sings Mick Jagger in Play with Fire, “Your mother she’s an heiress, owns a block in St Johns Wood,” to give you an idea of the kind of money you’d be looking at if you want to live there.
And that was back in 1971.
These days you’d have to be an heiress in the range of Charlene de Carvalho of Heineken brewing empire fame, perhaps.
Or maybe Mary or Stella McCartney.
“It is an open secret in the neighbourhood which is his house,” continues Mark. “He has the sort of gates that bring a little bit of the Home Counties to London and a wall so high you can’t walk past and cast a casual glance into the front window. Now, thanks to Google Street View, not only have I hurdled the barricades to peek, I have also read the number plates of the cars parked behind his forbidding gates.”
So we went for a look.
Google is careful to say addresses aren’t precise, but it was considerably off with Paul McCartney’s London pad — 7 Cavendish Avenue, St Johns Wood, London NW8 9JE.
Because the house Google shows at address is actually 3 Cavendish Avenue.
Paul’s place is a bit further down the road – on the right with a brown gate.
But Hey, every cloud has a silver lining!
If there are any kids living at Number 3, instead of selling lemonade at 20p a glass on the weekend, they can peddle bits of brick from Sir Paul’s Wall at two or three quid a go!
Can’t all be bad.
Times Online – Google Street View and Paul McCartney’s hugely high wall, March 26, 2009
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