Esoteric London

No. 193: Brick Lane, E1

Posted in Events, Meteorological by esotericlondon on November 24, 2010

Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1. Photo © Roger Dean 2010

“I’m leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it’s not raining ” Groucho Marx

The Little World of London – Charles Manby Smith, 1857:

The sky is one dull sheet of lead; the nearest houses appear as if veiled in a gauze dress, and the further ones are behind a wet blanket, and won’t appear at all. All London is just now under the douche; and undergoing a course of hydropathic treatment. Much good may it do thee, though dear old wilderness of brick: thy alimentary canal has long been out of order.Drink, old Babylon! Drink, and forget thy filthiness, and show thy countless offspring a clean face when the morrow’s sun lights up thy forest of tall towers.

[ The above photograph was taken at the Middlesex College Fashion Department Degree Show which was held in part of the old Truman brewery in June 2010. R.D.]

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