Virginia Woolf in Richmond - 19 July, 1919
from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, page 292:
Yesterday in London the usual sticky stodgy conglomerations of people, sleepy and torpid as a cluster of drenched bees, were crawling over Trafalgar Square, & rocking about the pavements in the neighbourhood. The one pleasant sight I saw was due rather to the little breath of wind than to decorative skills; some long tongue shaped streamers attached to the top of the Nelson column licked the air, furled & unfurled, like the gigantic tongues of dragons, with a slow, rather serpentine beauty. Otherwise theatres & music halls were studded with stout glass pin-cushions which, … more >>
Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, volume 1 (Harmondsworth, 1979), p. 292. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444391378354 accessed: 29 May, 2023
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|Date/Time||19 July, 1919|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors|
Footnote to this entry reads: 'On 19 July 1919 official peace celebrations were held throughout Britian, with processions, massed choirs, firework displays and so forth.'