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The Blossom Of Saint Paul

St. Paul's Cathedral. The cathedral was built between 1675 and 1710, after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. St Paul’s is the Cathedral of the Diocese of London and is seen as THE nation's church and as such has seen many Royal and important figures pass through it's doors for such services including the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer, the funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill, Jubilee celebrations for Queen Victoria, peace services marking the end of the First and Second World Wars, the launch of the Festival of Britain and the thanksgiving services for the Golden Jubilee, the 80th Birthday and the Diamond Jubilee of our present Queen, Queen Elizabeth II.

 

There has been a religious building on this site since 604AD, however the current, fifth cathedral to be built was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the English Baroque style topped by its famous dome, standing 365ft high it was the tallest building in London for over 250yrs from its completion in 1710 until 1962. There is far too much detail to mention here, but imagine the most beautiful cathedral you could think of and you wouldn't be far off. Unsurprisingly the building is Grade 1 Listed.

 

More info

www.stpauls.co.uk/

 

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Taken on September 9, 2012