Maybe There’s Something To Psychogeography After All

London

In the next Bryant & May novel, ‘Bryant & May On The Loose’, a stag-man is seen marauding about King’s Cross. Now, deer and stags have a long history in this part of North London because Pagan temples around here were connected with Diana the huntress.
While I was researching the book, my investigations in the area took on a weird assonance; the local pub, the Charles I, is lined with deer skulls – not a common thing for a central London boozer. Then there are buildings like these all over the area. This one’s from 1900, on Britannia Street.

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And this one’s from 2009, on Wharfdale Road. Is someone simply doing their research thoroughly, or are unconscious connections being made?

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2 comments on “Maybe There’s Something To Psychogeography After All”

  1. I.A.M. says:

    Echoes of echoes of the original sound… fascinating…

  2. Helen Martin says:

    Whenever I see deer heads like that I think of Hern the Hunter who keeps turning up (v. Harry Potter) but that 1900 building is definitely showing the crest from someone’s arms. Who was (is?) the big landowner around here?
    And yes that is my son up there. Sigh

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