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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Gas Lamp


One of the few old Victorian gas lamps that still survivies stands slog the Strand not far from the Savoy Hotel.  It was said these lamps were fuelled by the sewer gases and as a result this lane was nicknamed "farting lane".   

11 comments:

Andy said...

Excuse you! (:-0)

Bill Nicholls said...

Love the name. What is it now? electric?

Luis Gomez said...

So nice! Love it.

John said...

Looks as though the pub might be OK as well.

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha ha.

Sharon said...

What a colorful name!

Judy said...

It's great that some of these have survived. What a funny story!

jabblog said...

I like seeing relics of the past. Old pillar boxes are interesting, too.

Jack said...

"EeeWWWW," says Jack, holding his nose.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I love the shape of these old lamps, we still have several dotted around the centre of Cambridge. Very atmospheric - in more ways than one!

William Kendall said...

Original source aside, the lamp looks quite distinctive!

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