Tuesday, January 27, 2009

On being narrow

I had a long post featuring Dr. J. the other day. For those who had no time for it - a short one:

"
Contempt and admiration are equally incident to narrow minds." -- Adventurer 67 (1753)

Pictured: Narrow Street, London, ca. 1827

1 comment:

Lemon Hound said...

This reminds me of the mystery of the Frozen Thames which apparently froze over 40 times in recorded history. Helen Humphreys has a gorgeous book about it. What was it that made the Thames freeze over?
http://lemonhound.blogspot.com/2008/03/helen-humphreys.html

Apparently, aside from the mini ice-age etc, it was the narrowing of the river at--I believe the London Bridge. I'll have to check on that when I get home tonight. When they rebuilt the bridge the river stopped freezing over. That last time being, if I recall, a 100 years ago now.