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I [heart] Davids · Ziggy Stardust

Ziggy Stardust

This cover from the Ziggy Stardust Cover Contest really shows how the cover relates to the scene now. Apologies for not giving props to whoever created this – it’s not listed on the site that I could fine. Hi-C, thanks for pointing this out to me!!
Ziggy Cover Mod

So, while in England Alba and I visited the site where the photo for the cover of the Ziggy Stardust album was taken.

Here is the original.
Ziggy Album

It took us a bit of time to find it. We were wandering around holding the picture above, squinting at all the building facades, when a helpful passerby said “It’s over there.” I think he worked there and must have been used to seeing people hunt for this landmark.

This is from the end of the street. You can see the site on the right-hand side of the street. On the building at the end of the street (which is The Living Room), note the wood framing over the first floor and the side-by-side rectangular windows at the top of the building. You can see those very clearly in the album cover. Strangely enough, what Graham told me didn’t really jibe with what we saw – the site does not really appear to be part of the building that houses The Living Room.


Here is a sideway view of the building, looking to the right corner. It’s not clear which doorway the picture was taken from.


Looking down the street from the far corner of the building. The picture was taken further down the building, but all of the markers, the light, the K.West sign, the boxes, are all gone.


So, we found it! With the restaurants that lined the entire street all filled with patrons, it was impossible to get in to the actual site, but we got close!! It was fun to have a mission to accomplish, and satisfying to have accomplished it. I probably should have taken more pictures, but I’m happy with what I got.

  1. Stew’s avatar

    That seems like a very JeniQ pilgrimage to be making! Glad you found it.

  2. Cristin’s avatar

    Yay! I think it still looks very much like it. Maybe in ten years we can go together and it will be even differenter. In the meantime, we have to redo the back cover. And I know where we can find some phone boxes not just State-side but in RDU:)

  3. admin’s avatar

    Word. I will wear my teal dress, you bring a guitar! 😉

  4. Cristin’s avatar

    Can do. Btw, did you see the bowieNet news for 9/3? Too funny!