City of London, London – The Temple Church

The Temple Church is situated in the Temple district of the City of London. I walked by on the 9th January 2008 and took a few shots of the outside.

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The Temple Church, London

Signboard (rather blurry shot I’m afraid!)

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City of London, London – St Paul’s Cathedral

I only have a few photos of St Paul’s Cathedral, all taken from outside and all taken when I was passing by on the way to somewhere else. It was designed and built by Sir Christopher Wren, after the previous building was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.

I used to work right next door to the Cathedral in Paternoster Row in the early 1970s, but the building was knocked down and rebuilt many years ago.

These photos get more colourful as we go along ­čÖé

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From the south bank – taken on 27th May 2008
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Taken on 22nd November 2008
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Taken on 3rd January 2009

Southwark, London – The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie

Here are just a handful of photos of the interior taken on 19th April 2008, when we were in London for something completely different and just happened to walk past the Cathedral.

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The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie, Southwark, London

 

Highgate, London – Highgate Cemetery

Visited on 23rd November 2007. Bright late autumn day. We only went into the public side of the cemetery, the more famous side is closed to the general public and you can only go there on official guided tours.

It is very large, very overgrown, rather atmospheric. I took masses of photos, here are just a selection.

 

London – Bunhill Fields Burial Ground

We visited this burial ground on 13th March 2011. It was raining pretty steadily and very gloomy. But there were spring flowers beginning to bloom and evidence of lots more flower planting, lots of trees too, so I think it would be very pretty in later springtime.

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Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, London

It is surrounded on all sides by buildings, old and new.

Several noteworthy people are buried here, including William Blake, Daniel Defoe, and John Bunyan.

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