Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dennis Severs' House

have you ever heard of the Dennis Severs' House in Spitafeilds, London? Severs refurbished the ten rooms of his house, each in a different historic style, mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries. The rooms are arranged as if they are in use and the fictitious Jervis family has only just left. Displays consist of items such as half-eaten bread and different smells and background sounds for each room. It is meant to be a sort of still life work of art allowing visitors to use their imagination to transport themselves into another time. The motto of the house is Aut Visum Aut Non!: 'You Either See it or you don't'. I definitely won't miss this the next time I visit London.

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