Esoteric London

No. 598: King Street, SW1

Posted in Architectural, The Thames by esotericlondon on June 13, 2012

King Street, London, SW1. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

London: A pilgrimage – Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold, 1872:

Through nearly two centuries and a half have these waters [of the Thames] ebbed and flowed, fruit-laden with the natural bounties of every clime […] and still the bustle thickens upon the tide. The boats come and go, and sidle and shift, and bewilder the sight and sense. The water is churned with paddles and oars; and the tiny skiffs dance and plunge in the swell of the steamers.