Esoteric London

No. 357: Rochester Walk, SE1

Posted in Food, Markets by esotericlondon on July 12, 2011

Rochester Walk, Borough Market, London, SE1. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

Days and Nights in London – J. Ewing Ritchie, 1880:

Oh, the flower-girls of the streets, what deceiving creatures they are! It is not that, like the flower-girls of Paris, they spoil a romance with pecuniary views, but it is that they cheat you through thick and thin, and sell you camellias made of turnips, and roses and azaleas equally fair to see and equally false and vain.

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