This week’s blogger is Caroline of Caroline’s Miscellany who delves into some of London’s historical details and the fascinating and human stories behind them.
If you had to describe your blog in less than 15 words how would you do it?
Assorted bits of London history, with a bias towards Deptford, plus other random stuff.
Why did you start blogging?
As an excuse to buy more books and take more photos! More seriously, it seemed a good way of recording different things which interested me, connecting with other people who share those interests, and doing some writing which isn’t full of the jargon I use at work. I’d been reading local blogs like The Deptford Dame,Transpontine and The Greenwich Phantom, as well as history ones including Ghost Signs, Faded London andUnmitigated England, and was inspired to give it a go myself.
What about London inspires your blog?
The amazing variety of the city – London has everything from temporary art installations to 2,000-year-old remains. There are overlapping layers of past and present everywhere, often in the most unexpected places. It’s a rare street that hasn’t got something of interest in it, even if it’s just a tiny architectural detail.
Read the rest on Londonist.