Esoteric London

No. 925: Montreal Place, WC2

Posted in Architectural by esotericlondon on September 13, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_3996 copy

Montreal Place, London, WC2. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

The Hooligan Nights, Being the Life and Opinions of a Young and Impenitent Criminal Recounted by Himself and Set Forth by Clarence Rook – Clarence Rook, 1899:

The moon was up, and struggling intermittently through clouds; this was probably one of the reasons why young Alf allowed himself an evening of leisure. But Lambeth Walk had no need of a moon: it was Saturday night, and the Walk was aflare with gas and naphtha, which lighted up the street from end to end, and emphasized the gloom of the narrow openings which gave entrance to the network of courts between the Walk and the railway arches behind it.