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Monday, 29 January 2007
Under the boulevard

M23 Motorway

The English word boulevard derives from the French word boulevard which in turn derives from the Medieval Dutch bolwerk (meaning bulwark, bastion).  In English it means “a broad, well paved and landscaped thoroughfare”.  This photo is not strictly of a boulevard: it’s the M23 Motorway.  According to Wikipedia,

The M23 was planned as a means of relieving congestion on the A23 through Streatham, Thornton Heath, Purley and Coulsdon in south London.

which is unfortunate because of course the M23 never made it that far North.

And while I was wandering around scouting under bridges on the North Downs I missed The Big Story. Then again, so did Howard.

Posted by bigblue on 29/01/2007 at 06:55 AM
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