Here are a few of the ‘making of’ pictures from one of the Carey Street sets (which I have moved over from my old website) with the final picture in black and white.
Carey Street is an ongoing modelling project not really based on any real street in London but the models are based on buildings I have come across that have fallen on hard times I felt that they would make interesting subjects.
The phrase originates from the London street where the UK bankruptcy court used to be located. The court moved to Carey Street in the 1840s but the phrase didn’t emerge as a synonym for bankrupt until much later.
“The melancholy gentleman in direful Carey Street.” James Agate, in The Saturday Review from 1922
It is sometimes suggested that the term Queer Street is a slang synonym for Carey Street. That’s not so however, as the use of that phrase pre-dates the court’s move to Carey Street and, in any case, the two phrases don’t mean quite the same thing.