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Covent Garden and St Paul's Covent Garden at night, as well as Covent Garden Tube station stairs and platform (Picadilly Line) - 22nd March 2003

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Covent Garden at night Covent Garden at night

  • Covent Garden at night
  • Covent Garden at night

Near this spot - Punch's puppet show was first performed Main entrance to St Paul's Covent Garden on Bedford Street (night shot)

  • Plaque: Near this spot - Punch's puppet show was first performed in England and witnessed by Samuel Pepys - 1662
  • Main entrance to St Paul's Covent Garden on Bedford Street (night shot)

From the church entrance onto Bedford Street Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station

  • From the church entrance onto Bedford Street
  • Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station

Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station

  • Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station
  • Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station

Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station

  • Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station
  • Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station

Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station

  • Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station
  • Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station

Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station This stairway has 193 steps

  • Stairway to the platform at Covent Garden tube station
  • This stairway has 193 steps

To the Trains To the Trains

  • To the Trains
  • To the Trains

Where the elevators are To the Trains

  • Where the elevators are
  • To the Trains

To the Trains List of stations eastbound from Covent Garden

  • To the Trains
  • List of stations eastbound from Covent Garden

Picadilly line platform at Covent Garden Tube sign for Covent Garden

  • Picadilly line platform at Covent Garden
  • Tube sign for Covent Garden

No entry from the street to this station Saturday afternoon

  • No entry from the street to this station Saturday afternoon

Poetry Links and stuff

Past and Present / I Remember, I Remember
(Thomas Hood, 1799-1845)

I remember, I remember
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn;
He never came a wink too soon
Nor bought too long a day;
But now, I often wish the night
Had borne my breath away.

I remember, I remember
The roses, red and white,
The violets, and the lily-cups--
Those flowers made of light!
The lilacs where the robin built,
And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birthday,--
The tree is living yet!

I remember, I remember
Where I was used to swing,
And throught the air must rush as fresh
To swallows on the wing;
My spirit flew in feathers then
That is so heavy now,
And summer pools could hardly cool
The fever on my brow.

I remember, I remember
The fir frees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
Were close against the sky:
It was a childish ignorance,
But now 'tis little joy
To know I'm farther off from Heaven
Than when I was a boy.

Upon Westminster Bridge
(Sept. 3, 1802)
(William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)

Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth like a garment wear

The beauty of the morning: silent, bare,
Skips, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky,
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.

Never did sun more beatifully steep
In his first splendour valley, rock or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!

The river glideth at this own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!

London, MDCCCII
(William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)

O friend! I know not which way I must look
For comfort, being as I am, opprest
to think that now our life is only drest
For show; mean handiwork of craftsman, cook,

Or groom! - We must run glittering like a brook
In the open sunshine, or we are unblest;
The wealthiest man among us is the best:
No grandeur now in Nature or in book

Delights us. Rapine, avarice, expense,
This is idolatry; and these we adore:
Plain living and high thinking are no more:

The homely beauty of the good old cause
Is gone; our peace, our fearful innocence,
And pure religion breathing household laws.

London
(William Blake, 1757-1827)

I wandered through each chartered street,
Near where the chartered Thames does flow,
A mark in every face I meet,
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.

In every cry of every man,
In every infant's cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forged manacles I hear:

How the chimney-sweeper's cry
Every blackening church appals,
And the hapless soldier's sigh
Runs in blood down palace-walls.

But most, through midnight streets I hear
How the youthful harlot's curse
Blasts the new-born infant's tear,
And blights with plagues the marriage-hearse.


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