Exploring the Back Streets



Based On A True Story by Joshua Alan Sturgill


Wonderful London: It was a large square, and it was built entirely in sham Gothic. The walls were of grey brick, the moulding and arches and ornaments were painted a lively cream colour, and, save that three or four numbers has recessed porches, every house was exactly like every other house. Some day, I am to write an exhaustive history of Sham Gothic Architecture, and so, as an expert, I may say that this square was intended to be of the style of 1500. Its stillness was appalling; I suppose the painted mouldings had scored the inhabitants into silence, and I fled shuddering.

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