Esoteric London

No. 574: Hawley Road, NW1

Posted in Graffiti by esotericlondon on May 10, 2012

Hawley Road, London, NW1. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

The Night Side of London – J. Ewing Ritchie, 1858:

It is said of a stranger who came to London for the first time, and took up his quarters in one of the most crowded city streets, that he remained standing at the door the whole of the first day of his London existence, because he waited until the crowd had gone. A man, says Max Schlesinger, who would do that, ought to rise and go to bed with the owl.