Esoteric London

About Esoteric London

Esoteric London is an attempt to draw connections between London now and London then, illuminating the correspondences between the city’s past and present. A new post is added every weekday.

The site is produced by professional photographer Roger Dean. The images on this site are available for license or purchase. Roger is available for commission or for contract work.

To contact Roger, see the Contributors page.

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  1. Laurie said, on May 10, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Soobloodybrilliant I’d say! but far too distracting – I’m trying to get on with a presentation for tomorrow and all I want to do is keep clicking on your website!

    Really hope this flies – I will send it on to my network!


  2. esotericlondon said, on May 11, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Thanks Laurie.

  3. Heather davison said, on June 2, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Excellent stuff love the link between old and new London and really interesting and quirky stories from the gentle author!

    • esotericlondon said, on June 3, 2011 at 9:25 am

      Thanks very much Heather for your positive comments, much appreciated. Roger

  4. Sarah M. Lawton said, on December 29, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Brilliant idea for a blog project! Fabulous.

  5. Peggy Tee said, on November 7, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Great blog! Have followed!

  6. icelandpenny said, on March 26, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    What a good theme for a blog. Thanks for finding my blog, liking the latest post, and causing me to find you as well.

  7. Caroline said, on July 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Dear Roger, I wanted to enquire about licensing 4 photos – I am having a few poems published in an anthology and the editor has asked me to provide some jpegs of ‘high definition’ B&W illustrative photos – since I don’t have any photos myself and am a bit technophobic (!) (jpeg? what is that?!) I wondered how much you would charge for licensing some photos for me to supply to the editor?

    I don’t know what the book run is, or the selling price (it is coming out in October) – it probably won’t be more than 500 copies but I could always find out more info if this impacts on your pricing structure?

    I hope you can help, I am a great fan of both your blogs!

    best wishes, Caroline

    • esotericlondon said, on July 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      Hi Caroline,

      I am sure that we can work something out can you email me at esotericlondon at hotmail dot com and we can talk about specifics.
      Best wishes


  8. […] Photographer Roger Dean has come up with a new way to keep track of the calendar year: take close-ups of door numbers in London. On January 1, 2013 Dean photographed his first door number: a smooth stone carving of, “NO.1″. He posted the photograph on his wordless blog called London1to365. Now nearing the end of the summer, Dean has added over two hundred door numbers. Each one bears a unique style from carved-in to spray-painted to hand-drawn with chalk. The blog is infinite scrolling as it counts down to Dean’s first day. […]

  9. bearded dragon food chart uk said, on March 10, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyways, just wanted to say great blog!

  10. wisemonkeysabroad said, on June 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    What an interesting blog and concept! Look forward to seeing more 🙂

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