Gerry’s Pompeii (1)

I was invited to visit a rather bizarre historical fantasy, constructed by a recently deceased Irish postman, Gerry Dalton, in his flat on the banks of the Grand Union Canal. He slept next door to a plaster model of Buckingham Palace:-

This is the Queen’s bedroom:-

The Green Drawing Room:-

St. Paul’s Cathedral:-

He was obsessed by history:-

He also was unexpectedly interested in modernism:-

Inside Chatsworth is a death mask of the Duchess of Devonshire:-

He made collages of the Battle of Waterloo:-

It’s a record of a strange and passionate historical obsession, recording palaces and their interiors in small-scale models during the winter.

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