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No. 1212: Stroud Green Road, N4

Stroud Green Road, London, N4. Photo ©RogerDean 2008

Gaslight and Daylight – George Augustus Sala, 1859:


‘SIR,’ said Samuel Johnson to the Scotch gentleman— ‘sir, let us take a walk down Fleet Street.’ If I had not a thousand other reasons to love and revere the memory of the great and good old Doctor, I should still love and revere it for his preference of Fleet Street to the fields—of streets generally to sylvan shades—of the hum of men and the rattling of wheels, to the chirp of the cricket or the song of the skylark. 57 more words

London Photography

city furniture

There are the  lamps and seats and clocks, the trash-pins and bike-stands, the posts and fences and fountains. All of this is subsumed with the term “Stadtmöbel” (city furniture). 198 more words


Well, that about covers this Broadway tunnel soil test

Looks like I was wrong — again. Before 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, a Foundex drilling crew had completely wrapped up the subway tunnel-related soil testing they began in the 1400 block of West Broadway Avenue two days earlier… 110 more words

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Getting lost in London: an experiment on Twitter

I recently gave a talk at the Design Museum about walking, and so I  talked about getting lost in London. This is an edited version of my talk. 1,347 more words


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More Post Boxes

Some of you following this blog may remember my recent Post Boxes. I thought that I had seen a blue one somewhere, but couldn’t remember which country it was in. 84 more words


Post Boxes

An article by English Heritage about the familiar British post boxes that we take for granted in our streets nudged me into writing about the unusual one located in Haslemere, Surrey. 234 more words