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January 9, 2014

Old Photos of St Paul's Cathedral, London

St Paul's Cathedral, London, is a Church of England cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London.

Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in 604 C.E. The present church, dating from the late 17th century, was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren. Its construction, completed within Wren’s lifetime, was part of a major rebuilding programme which took place in the city after the Great Fire of London.

Until 1962, St Paul’s was the tallest building in London and it will always stand head and shoulders above everything else.

(via Spitalfields Life)


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