Esoteric London

No. 762: York Road, SW11

Posted in Meteorological by esotericlondon on January 29, 2013

York Road, London, SW11. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

Jottings about London – Edmondo de Amicis, 1883:

He who has not seen it rain in London, has not seen London; and I had this pleasure the morning I went to see the Tunnel under the Thames. Then I understood how, in such weather, one can be seized with the temptation to give one’s self a pistol shot. The houses drip as if sweating; the water seems not only to descend from the heavens, but also to ooze from the walls and ground […].