Esoteric London

No. 993: Brick Lane, E1

Posted in Graffiti, London Labour, Wildlife by esotericlondon on December 18, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_6079 copy

Brick Lane, London, E1. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

The Little World of London; or, Pictures in Little of London Life – Charles Manby Smith, 1857: 

The Spitalfield weavers breed some of the best birds, and some of them make a living when work is slack by teaching them to sing. The canary is a very docile bird, and may be taught with certainty by any one who will take the necessary trouble, and should have at least four lessons a day.