Esoteric London

No. 946: Belvedere Road, SE1

Posted in Meteorological, Street Furniture by esotericlondon on October 14, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_4287 copy

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

Saunterings in and about London – Max Schlesinger, 1853:

Since Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt, and Lola Montes into a Countess of Landsfeld, there has not, as far as I know, been any female being so much abused as the London sun; but the reasons of such abuse are diametrically opposed. The two first named ladies were found fault with because they saw too much of the world, while the London sun is justly charged with a want of curiosity. It turns its back upon the wealthiest city in Christendom; and, in the presence of the most splendid capital of Europe, it insists on remaining veiled in steam, fog, and smoke.

* The sun—die Sonne— is feminine in German.