Monthly Archives: November 2015

Lord Mayor’s Procession

Above: Part of Canaletto’s famous river procession of the Lord Mayor’s Show, showing the Lord Mayor’s barge being rowed up-river to Westminster in 1752. This painting was reproduced on a huge hoarding in 2012 at London Bridge Station, while a … Continue reading

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Wren Spires 5/5

Above: St Paul’s Cathedral seen through the glass wall of Blackfriars Station.. The first of the two ‘landscape’ stamps in this article celebrates not a spire of a Wren church but the magnificent dome of Wren’s greatest masterpiece — St … Continue reading

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Wren Spires 4/5

Above: The top of the tower of St James, Garlickhithe, peeping out behind the Victorian Brooke’s Wharf. If you think that all of Wren’s spires and towers stand out clearly in the City, this ‘email stamp’ will put another slant … Continue reading

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Wren Spires (3 of 5)

Above: An ‘email stamp’ showing the towers of St Mary Somerset (foreground) and St Mary Aldermary. This stamp presents another ‘cluster’ — with two fine Wren stone towers and the rather intrusive building works on a tall office block in … Continue reading

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Wren Spires (2 of 5)

Above: The towers of St Nicholas Cole Abbey, (foreground) and St Mary le Bow with the modern office block called Broadgate Tower in the background. In the foreground, on this ‘email stamp’, is the ornate spire of St Nicholas Cole … Continue reading

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Wren Spires (1 of 5)

Above: An ‘email stamp’ showing the church towers of St Benet, Paul’s Wharf, (foreground) and St Augustine, Watling Street, with the modern tower block called City Point in the background. The old days of writing a letter, finding an envelope … Continue reading

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Black Friar Pub

Above: The pub, standing by itself in August 2000. You don’t have to be a ‘hardened drinker’ to enjoy a good pub. As well as non alcoholic beers there are also soft drinks and even coffee being sold as alternatives. … Continue reading

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Bishopsgate in the Fog

Above: View through the fog (on Monday 2 November 2015) of the turret and weather-vane on a building on the east side of Bishopsgate. It is not often that London is engulfed in fog these days. The ‘pea-soupers’, which were … Continue reading

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Upper Thames Street in 1900

Above: Excerpt from the Ordnance Map for Upper Thames Street for 1900. Over the past few weeks, there have been 18 articles describing Upper Thames Street — an introduction and 17 locations each described with their own article. It is … Continue reading

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London Bridge

Above: Photograph of a model of the medieval bridge, on show in the Museum of London. The view looks along the bridge at the eastern side. “Upper Thames Street” It is believed that soon after the Roman invasion of Britain, … Continue reading

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