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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Lost in the City


Beneath the surrounding modern towers is a small place to sit (or in reality a spot for smokers to have a quick puff) and take in the ancient walls of the church across the road,  St Mary's of Bishopsgate dates back to 1210.  The modest building of that time was added over the centuries.  In 1992 an IRS bomb that exploded just 60 yards away from the church causing substantial damage to several buildings and killing three people.  A year later a second bomb resulted in more damage.

As a result security and survelliance of the city was implemented and many firms introduced disaster recovery plans.  All of which remain today.

5 comments:

Angie said...

Great mix of styles here!

Adullamite said...

The church building will be there long after the others have turned to dust. It has character.

Sharon Anck said...

This is such a coincidence...I needed a photo of a stained glass window for something this morning and I ended up choosing one I took of this church back in 2013 when I was there.

William Kendall said...

Quite a contrast in architecture. I really like that church.

Lost City of London said...

The church in the picture is actually St Andrew Undershaft

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