Tracks in floor, Livraria Chardron, 144 Rua das Carmelitas, Porto, Portugal

Tracks in floor, Livraria Chardron, 144 Rua das Carmelitas, Porto, Portugal. These railroad-like tracks, most probably used for moving boxes of books about the shop, show us nineteenth-century technology in the midst of nineteenth-century gothic revival design — precisely the collision one encounters in Scott's gothic Midland Grand Hotel adjacent to St. Pancras Railway Station in London. Photograph and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

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