Esoteric London

No. 914: Green Lanes, N4

Posted in Lettering, Street Furniture by esotericlondon on August 29, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_3726 copy

Green Lanes, London, N4. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

Sketches by Boz – Charles Dickens, 1839:

Look at the construction of the place. The Gordian knot was all very well in its way: so was the maze of Hampton Court: so is the maze at the Beulah Spa: so were the ties of stiff white neckcloths, when the difficulty of getting one on, was only to be equalled by the apparent impossibility of ever getting it off again. But what involutions can compare with those of Seven Dials? Where is there such another maze of streets, courts, lanes, and alleys?