Esoteric London

No. 315: Warner Street, EC1

Posted in Public Art by esotericlondon on May 13, 2011


Warner Street, London, EC1. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

Mysteries of Modern London – James Greenwood, 1883:

He was not prepossessing as regards personal appearance. A long-ago sustained injury to the bridge of his nose, combined with an extraordinary development of chin and cheekbone, with a bullet head capped by a furry covering that was like an inverted colander, did not bespeak him a person who might safely be left alone with uncounted spoons.

[In a dingy stairwell between Warner Street and Roseberry Avenue in Clerkenwell one can find this collection of spoons nailed to the wall. To my knowledge they were placed there at least ten years ago as a piece of public art to reflect the stairwell’s use by junkies as a place to shoot up. R.D.]

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  1. Jo Hall said, on May 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Did you do this on our walk?

  2. esotericlondon said, on May 16, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    No I popped back when there was a little more light


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