Esoteric London

No. 607: Trinity Square, EC3

Posted in Monumental, Wartime London by esotericlondon on June 26, 2012

The Tower Hill Memorial, Trinity Square, London, EC3. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

Episodes in an Obscure Life – Richard Rowe, 1871:

A shell’s always a beauty. When it was let, it brightened up the sea; and when it’s empty, it’s bought for fancy work, or to put on the mantel-piece, or on your door-steps, or a window-ledge, or in a grotto, or a rockery, or round your garden, and so on. When I see those conchs in the gardens out round by London, half choked with dust when a bitter east wind is blowing, I can’t help pitying them. It’s a queer change from the places I’ve seen them lying in abroad. And yet I like to see a shell in a house or a garden. It’s like getting a whiff of the sea.

[ For more on the Tower Hill Memorial see post No. 464 and to read the full text from which the above extract was taken visit by clicking here. R.D.]

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