stations of the underground #14 – highbury and islington

You know that map of the London underground? The one that took all the loops and wiggles of the River Thames, the cluster and sprawl of the inner and out city, and translated it into straight lines, circles.

Also, think of Escher designs of lizards and clowns and impossible staircases.

Now think of old maps of docks, ports and narrow streets, place names receding into fading, crumbling paper.

The Magna Carta, densely inked lines of text on parchment.

If you can’t see any of that in in the lines of tilers’ cement or read the messages hidden in the back-to-front text then take another look. There will be something, just wait for your brain to make connections and see what you come up with.

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