Esoteric London

No. 998: Junction Road, N19

Posted in Amusements, Entertainment, Events by esotericlondon on December 25, 2013

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Junction Road, London, N19. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

Sketches of London Life and Character – Albert Smith, 1859:

It is curious to watch the uplifted heads during a display of fireworks at Vauxhall, or when Mount Ætna, or the fashionable volcano of the season, is vomiting its sky-rockets and Roman candles at the surrey Zoological. All the noses are nearly turned upside down, and I have often thought if a jocular spirit from above, or some star that was fond of playing practicla jokes, sprinkled down a small shower of snuff, what an universal sneezing there would be.