Esoteric London

No. 1144: Portland Place, W1

Posted in Architectural, London Labour by esotericlondon on July 17, 2014

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RIBA, Portland Place, London, W1. Photo ©RogerDean 2014

Little Dorrit – Charles Dickens, 1855-1857:

Book 1 – Chapter 9 – Little Mother

Plornish lived in Bleeding Heart Yard. He was ‘only a plasterer,’ Little Dorrit said, as a caution to him not to form high social expectations of Plornish.

[The plasterer in the photo above won’t be found in Bleeding Heart Yard but in the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) building on Portland Place. R.D.]