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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dickens 200 years later

Today is the bi-centennial of Charles Dickens birth. London is recognising the occasion with lots of readings of his works. There is an exhibition of Dicken's London at the Museum of London (runs until June 10).
The picture today is the courtyard of the Prudential Building in Holborn. In Dicken's day this was the site of Furnival Inn, where Dickens lived for a brief time. It was during his time here that he wrote the Pickwick papers (1836), his first novel that set him on his journey to fame.
In the left hand corner a small gabled grotto houses a bust of Dickens by Percy Fitzgerald.

13 comments:

Steffe said...

Nice to be able to walk in his footsteps two hundred years after his birth!

Sharon said...

That is an exhibit I would enjoy seeing. Your photo just seems perfect for this subject.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful!

jabblog said...

Lovely photo - the footprints in the snow add something special. The red number 2 looks a little incongruous, I think.

Brianna Asaro said...

Belting photo, Mo! Love the footsteps! And who doens't love Dickens?!

Kaori said...

The footsteps are a wonderful touch in this photo! I remember having to read many of his works in my English Lit class :D

Sharon said...

I was driving to work this morning and heard the radio announcer mention that it was Dickens' birthday and I suddenly remembered that on one of my trips to London, I saw a play called "The Mystery of Charles Dickens" starring Simon Callow. What a treat that was!

Halcyon said...

This is abeautiful building. I love that red brick! Happy anniversary Dickens. :)

RedPat said...

Great pic with the footsteps Mo!

Adullamite said...

What the.....?

Dave said...

Like Shakespeare, Dickens is an author who I appreciate more as I I get older. Maybe I read them too young?

Fabrizio Zanelli said...

Who didn't read David Copperfield? It was fun because few years later that I read it, I founded the Bleak House in Broadstairs where I went to study English at 17 :-)

Jack said...

Charles Dickens! One of the finest authors in our language.

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