Friday, October 2, 2015
The most romantic square in London: October 2, 2015
Gordon Square is not one of the most romantic of the Bloomsbury Squares. . . . It is prosperous middle class and thoroughly mid-Victorian. But I can assure you that in October of 1904 it was the most beautiful, the most exciting the most romantic place in the world. To begin with it was astonishing to stand at the drawing room window and look into all those trees; the tree which shoots its branches up into the air and lets them fall in a shower, the tree which glistens after rain like the body of a seal.
“Old Bloomsbury” (MOB 184)
On October 2, 1904, Vanessa Stephen moved the Stephen children from 22 Hyde Park Gate in South Kensington to 46 Gordon Square in Bloomsbury.