Tag Archives: Nicholas Hawksmoor

Bonfire of whose vanities?

350 years ago today, 2nd September, a spark in a bakery changed the face of London in a way far more dramatic than either than either the Luftwaffe or the post war planners. The Great Fire of London occurred at … Continue reading

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H is for Hawksmoor and his boss; a homage to the builders of London’s churches #atozchallenge

Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of St. Clement’s. You owe me fiveĀ farthings, Say the bells of St. Martin’s. When will you pay me? Say the bells of Old Bailey. When I grow rich, Say the bells of Shoreditch. When … Continue reading

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