an artists' view

an artists' view

Thursday, 21 April 2011

London; 46 Gordon Square

Walking back to King's Cross to catch my train home, I called at Gordon Square. Now mostly housing University College, London, this was once the home of the artist Vanessa Bell, and her sister, the writer, Virginia Woolf.
The blue plaque on the wall doesn't commemorate this however, but does mark the fact that John Maynard Keynes once lived here. J.M. Keynes was one of the members of the Bloomsbury group. An economist, he's much quoted at the moment for his economic theory which broadly, would support the state intervention in times of recession.....what is currently described as 'quantitive easing'!

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