Esoteric London

No. 897: Hanbury Street, E1

Posted in Entertainment, Graffiti, London Places by esotericlondon on August 6, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_3071 copy

Hanbury Street, London, E1. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

Black’s Guide to London and Its Environs, (8th ed.), 1882:

THE CRYSTAL PALACE.

The visitor may now enter the Marine Aquarium, situated at this end of the building. It is constructed on the best principles, and contains a large, perhaps the largest, collection of fishes, crustacea, and other curiosities of the deep; all to be seen in their habits as they live.
Some most remarkable curiosities will attract attention […].

[ The whole of the Crystal Palace entry can be read at www.victorianlondon.org. R.D.]