Esoteric London

No. 789: Old Church Street, SW3

Posted in Architectural, Churches by esotericlondon on March 7, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_8622 copy

Old Church Street, London, SW3. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

No Thoroughfare – Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, 1867:

Day of the month and year, November the thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five. London Time by the great clock of Saint Paul’s, ten at night. All the lesser London churches strain their metallic throats. Some, flippantly begin before the heavy bell of the great cathedral; some, tardily begin three, four, half a dozen, strokes behind it; all are in sufficiently near accord, to leave a resonance in the air, as if the winged father who devours his children, had made a sounding sweep with his gigantic scythe in flying over the city.

[ The mower seen whetting his scythe in the photograph above can be found on the exterior wall of the building that was once Wright’s Dairy in Old Church Street, Chelsea. R.D.]

 

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  1. Jo Hall said, on March 10, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    He is quite a winsome chappie, what do you think he is drinking?


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