Saturday, 8 October 2011

Weekend Reflections: Mendel's moving mirror

A car window refects and bends Chepstow House- which is now an apartment block but was formerly Samuel Mendel's warehouse, built in 1874.

From: Sam Mendel was an enormously wealthy merchant who had a spectacular fall from riches to rags in 1875.  His claim to fame was his ability to transport textiles to India and Australia faster than his competitors around the Cape of Good Hope.  When the Suez Canal opened in 1869 his commercial advantage faded away and in 1875 he was forced into bankruptcy. 

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