另辟蹊径的伦敦历史之旅

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    20 Jul 2015
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    露台的边缘

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    你应该在露台的边缘了,俯瞰一条不那么养眼的双车道。再往外一点就是泰晤士河了。这边是河的北堤。当萨默塞特宫建成时,这条路并不在这里。事实上,你面前看到的一切在1870年之前都没有。泰晤士河曾经就在萨默塞特宫外面。萨默塞特公爵才不会修一条路,阻挡他欣赏河的风光呢。

    这个特殊的路堤有一些非常有趣的故事。它有三个目的,其中最重要的是将污水管线放在它下面。伦敦人显然厌倦了一直靠闻橘子的味道来阻挡恶臭,并且怕患上可怕的疾病。第二个是因为电力的普及。那时候刚有了电,这是位置用来放电缆再方便不过了。

    最后就是伦敦地铁,俗称Tube。这条地铁线是最早的一条之一。

    如果你的地铁在堤岸站(Embankment)和圣殿站(Temple)之间发生故障,停了下来,那么此时你正处于伦敦最古老的污水管道旁边。

    让我们沿着露台走走吧。如果你仍然面对泰晤士河,请向右转。

    过去当泰晤士河还能在流经萨默塞特宫时,泰晤士河更宽、更浅,流得更慢。这意味着,当温度低于0度时,泰晤士河能够结冰。因此,在整个16、17和18世纪,伦敦都有著名的泰晤士河霜冻集市。有时,冰块不够厚实,人和摊位都漂浮在河边,这个保险公司可不保!

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