Myth – Haiku 2022 #Thursday Doors

42 Bulls Head Passage, Leadenhall Market, London – Image credit: Ewan Munro / flickr

Green Dragon’s ‘last call

exhaling myth on fire

summons a cauldron


Originally built in the early 1800s, predating many of the surrounding buildings in Leadenhall Market, 42 Bulls Head Passage features a curved entrance, a blue wood-framed glass door, and ornately carved glass above its threshold. Currently, an optician’s shop this building has sheltered many establishments over its long history. The most prominent of which was a pub named Green Dragon.

Trivia: Rumor has it that author Percy Bysshe Shelly spent the entire day at the Green Dragon pubβ€”before he eloped to France later that evening, to marry his future wife, Mary. In more recent times this blue framed door is famous as the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron in the 2001 movie: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (titled: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the U.S).

Below – Closeup detail of the carved glass above the door – 42 Bulls Head Passage, Leadenhall Market, London

42 Bulls Head Passage, Leadenhall Market, Image credit: Dtobias / Wikimedia Commons

Written for #Thursday Doors – Dan Antion- @ nofacilities

Published by Suzette Benjamin

Positive thinker, inspirational, writer, faith

59 thoughts on “Myth – Haiku 2022 #Thursday Doors

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  2. Which colour of blue ?…
    Funky door and splendid tales
    Once more, a fascinating history unlatched and
    Encapsulated by your illustrious haiku

    Love it πŸ’™

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    1. Ah yes, good question. Its modern equivalent is Neon blue a bit lighter blue than the ancient Egyptian blue.
      Love your well appointed phrase…”history unlatched” — splendid!
      Glad you enjoyed the share.


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