Our London house was a mess. Every time a large truck (or better, a lorry) passed by, it shook to the foundations and the windows rattled. That's why we never used that front room on the ground floor - it stood empty, except when I used it as a "photo room". It had those despicable curtains and a moldy smell to it...but it worked well when the light was just right.
Here are two of my favorite selfies taken there. The first one has a flare I never managed to recreate since, and I love the lace shadow on the blank paper I'm holding. This was taken on January 1st, 2010 as a part of a 365 Project. The second one continues the paper theme - I took this at the end of a semester, when I was getting fed up with all the coursework I had to do.