Tag Archives: London

1908: Work or Riot

On October 15, 1908, an Irish clerk and ex-soldier named Wallace Brandford Collins ordered a throng of unemployed men and women in Hyde Park to riot at the British Museum. Collins was described as a man of powerful physique who … Continue reading

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1989: The Great Fire of London

In this dream I was coming up out of the London tube. I was in a rush, under a gray rain. I was preparing myself for a new life, for a joyful freedom. And I had to fathom the dream’s … Continue reading

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1814: The Fairy Vessel Performed its Little Voyage

The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley loved paper boats: Shelley’s walks, when not determined elsewhere, often tended in the direction of a pond at no great distance from Primrose Hill, very proper for the delectable amusement of sailing paper boats; or … Continue reading

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1890: Books

Benjamin Walter Spiers: A Bit of Old London (1890)

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1942: Canal

Algernon Cecil Newton: Regent’s Canal, Maida Vale, London (1942)

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1937: Underground

Emil Otto Hoppé: British Museum Underground Station, London, 1937

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