The front of 3a George’s Street Lower suggests that it used to be a shop. It now appears to be residential or at least private, with high net curtains and no signage.

There are two things I particularly love about the shopfront. First, the blues: deeper blue on the timber against the cyan-painted render, and then the little Paris-style enamel number sign bringing the deep blue in again. Then, there’s the white relief of a man with horses and a plough, sitting on the blank sign board like a brooch. It fits with the collection of miniature china buildings sitting on the inside sill, like a collector who’s trying to find the right place for everything.

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