interesting Wikipedia article.
Apparently, the stone was "carefully preserved" by the Baroness Burdett Coutts in 1877. And yet. . . . the proclamation of the Baroness' "care" is placed on the protected side of the stone, while the side meant for preservation has been turned into the weather. With this result . ..
So humour, philosophy, and green tranquility. Less than five minutes' walk from one of London's busiest train stations. Worth a peek if you get to the city. Meanwhile, where are you finding a quiet spot these days? Or are you finding too much of it and craving its opposite? We're in the city right now (Vancouver, that is) and getting ready to head back to our own quiet place -- I'll talk to you soon from there.