Monthly Archives: March 2016

Tooley Street Flashback 02

Above: Looking east along Tooley Street. The camera is probably situated at the eastern end (lower end) of Duke Street Hill. The photo is copyright British Pathe. “Reminiscing the Past” Looking at the above image it is probably obvious why … Continue reading

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Happy Easter 2016

Above: Lesnes Woods. The woodland scene is the ancient site of Lesnes Abbey, a short walk from Abbey Wood Station. An abbey was built due to money provided by a knight called Richard de Luci who was one of the … Continue reading

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Visscher in the Strand

Above: Part of the Strand riverside from Visscher’s panorama of 1616. As has been mentioned in a previous article, we celebrate the 400th anniversary this year of the publication of one of London’s finest panoramas – by Claes Vischer in … Continue reading

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Tabard Inn, Borough High Street

Above: A reduced size image of a small part of the ‘Canterbury Tales’. A larger version of all the original text of the ‘Prologue’ can be seen on the British Library Website. Text copyright British Library. Although Chaucer’s text is … Continue reading

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King’s College London Chapel Windows

Above: Two of the windows showing St Mary Magdalen (left) and St Mary the Virgin. One thing that strikes anyone who visits the chapel is the stained glass. If it happens to be a sunny day, the light streams in … Continue reading

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King’s College London Chapel

Above: View in the chapel looking towards the altar from one of two entrance doorways. The chapel is situated within the King’s College London campus, adjacent to Somerset House, on the south side of the Strand. While the college itself … Continue reading

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Vischer’s Panorama of London

Above: A small-scale version of Visscher’s panorama, published in 1616. In 1616 a young Dutchman, born in Amsterdam, of about 29 or 30 years of age, decided to make a large drawing showing London from an imagined point some distance … Continue reading

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