Friday, 23 February 2018

The Ghastly Grimm.

St Olave Hart St (below) is a church built upon a mountain of bones piled up during the plague. There were too few living men to bury them. Charles Dickens suffered from insomnia and so he would walk the streets of London with his notebook recording all he saw. It was on one of these night walks that he called St Olave Hart street the Ghastly Grimm.
It seems cheerful enough by day (St Olave came from what is now Norway).
It can even be beautiful-by day. But come by night and we see what Dickens saw. We see the Ghastly Grimm.

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