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Last weekend while running to catch the bus in London for Netroots UK, I looked d up and saw on a house near the bus stop. My friend lives a few blocks away, closer to Clapton station. One of the fun things about visiting cities like London (or Paris or any old city) is discovering the local history.

In my own neighborhood, we have a number of plaques for artists (Man Ray, Gauguin, Fujita, Kandinsky) who lived in the neighborhood. When Montmartre became too expensive, they all moved down here because it was cheap and new. (A detail that was incorrectly portrayed in Woody Allen's otherwise fantastic Midnight in Paris film.) For me it's always fun to look up and see the markers and read who lived where.

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