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Monday, 12 August 2013

South of the river

Thursday, August 12th., Cadogan Square, London.

I had a great desire to go and see what the other side of the river was like opposite the Tate Gallery, and so, by tram and bus, I went.

What a quick change there is immediately you cross. Stone setts instead of wood or asphalt. Many more horses than the North side. Much more noise, more dirt. More physical labour. There are various big factories just close to Vauxhall Bridge, not to mention the railways. A great press of road traffic. Semi-slums. I walked up several semi-slummy streets, such as 'Italian Walk'. Then I went back over the bridge - at once calmness, quiet and no horses. Very dramatic. The whole escapade only took me a little over an hour.

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