Esoteric London

No. 281: Wellington Street, WC2

Posted in Graffiti, Museums by esotericlondon on March 28, 2011

Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2. Photo © Roger Dean 2010

Lights and Shadows of London Life – James Payn, 1867:

I tell you that I have seen men unkempt, rough-handed, reeking with labour, splashed with the blood of the slaughterhouse, yet better read, better cultured than most of your Mayfair butterflies, and, in the hour of death and danger, as brave as Nelson, as tender as Florence Nightingale.

[ This rabble of butterflies was seen adorning the exterior wall of the London Transport Museum. R.D.]