Esoteric London

No. 475: Beak Street, W1

Posted in Uncategorized by esotericlondon on December 23, 2011

Beak Street, London, W1. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

Living London – George R. Sims, 1902:

Up till half-past one there are always people in the streets taking the Christmas walk which is to prepare the appetite for dinner, a lengthy meal that taxes the digestive powers of most of us, and the parks and open spaces are fairly filled if the weather is fine. But after half-past one quiet reigns once more. London is indoors again. The richer folk are at lunch – the poorer folk are at dinner.
This is the hour to walk abroad observently and take an unobtrusive peep at the windows as you pass. Everywhere you see that it is Christmas Day. At many a window you can see the little ones happy with the gifts that Santa Claus has brought them. Little boys are already testing the strength of their play-things. Little girls are enjoying the first sweets of motherhood in their tender attentions to the new doll. The studious children and the romantic children are absorbed in the pages of the new story books.

[ As this will be the last post before 25th I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a very merry Christmas. R.D.]

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  1. Nan Evans Bush said, on December 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    And to you also, with thanks.

  2. Rosalyn said, on December 24, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Happy Christmas and all the best for a Happy 2012. Thank you for the constant supply of entertainment and erudition in the past year, long may it continue!

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