Esoteric London

No. 216: Herbal Hill, EC1

Posted in Drains, Lettering by esotericlondon on December 27, 2010

Herbal Hill, London, EC1. Photo © Roger Dean 2010

London Labour and the London Poor, volume 2 – Henry Mayhew, 1851:

The traverser of the London streets rarely thinks, perhaps, of the far extended subterranean architecture below his feet; yet such is indeed the case, for the sewers of London, with all their imperfections, irregularities, and even absurdities, are still a great work; certainly not equal, in all respects, to what once must have existed in Rome, but second, perhaps, only to the giant works of sewerage in the eternal city.

See also post N0. 48

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