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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Monopoly - Mayfair

Monopoly - Dark Blue Square £400.

Our final square on the board. Mayfair the most expensive space to land.

Mayfair was named after the May Fair that was held in the area until 1764. It was moved as the locals felt it lowered the tone of the neighbourhood. (No wonder Guy Ritchie is having difficulty getting an extension of hours for his Mayfair Pub).
Most of the development of the area took place in the 17th and 18th centuries the largest landowners being the Rothschild's, Dukes of Westminster and The Grosvenors.
The United States has its huge embassy in Grosvenor Square (Mayfair) however they are moving to a less prestigious address for "security reasons".

You still have one more day to enter the competition to win a copy of Monopoly Revolution.
Winner announced tomorrow.

9 comments:

jabblog said...

Mayfair - even the air is expensive there ;-)

Julie said...

Let me guess: 'Gun and Rifle' has nowt to do with the Second Amendment ...

Luis Gomez said...

Love walking with you Mo.

Irredento Urbanita said...

I will follow the direction to DIVERSION (fun).

Regards

Valery

Barcelona Daily Photo

Caroline said...

I have often wondered why May fair - now I know. I suppose you buy your kit in the Gun and Rifle and go out into the country and pot a few deer? What a life.

Jack said...

Great series, Mo. Isn't it odd to find an upscale hunting outfitter in the middle of one of the richest parts of a big city?

/t. said...

excellent -- like++

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/t.

RedPat said...

Lovely shot and subject even if they do sell guns!

jennyfreckles said...

Such a fun series - I loved exploring Monopoly London.

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