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Ian Chippett
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Vale of Health
« : 12.02.10 at 16:51 »
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I came across a reference to the Vale of Health recently which for some reason I'd always imagined was a metaphor rather than an actual place (I suppose it's both.) Here it is:
 
http://www.hidden-london.com/valeofhealth.html
 
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Re: Vale of Health
« Reply #1: 12.02.10 at 20:30 »
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The Vale of Health is attached to Hampstead Heath and I sometimes wonder if the lady in the song today would be driving to the gentrified part of Notting Hill rather than the other way.  I love the word pictures in the lyric of Rain-Wheels and the idea of the vocal fade-out as the car speeds away leaving the music of the rain behind.
 
Two weeks ago I realised the 35 year-old -dream and now I have a Jaguar parked outside my house.
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Re: Vale of Health
« Reply #2: 14.02.10 at 14:40 »
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<<Two weeks ago I realised the 35 year-old -dream and now I have a Jaguar parked outside my house. >>
 
Would you care for us cripples if you could, Ian?
 
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Re: Vale of Health
« Reply #3: 20.02.10 at 01:51 »
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Well done Ian. There's something about Jaguars isn't there? Sadly, I've never been inside one, but the various designs have managed a shape that hints both at discreet luxury and brute force.
 
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