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Sunday, 28 July 2013

The monument








This monument was designed by Sir Christopher Wren to commemorate the great fire of London in 1666. The fire burnt for 3 days destroying some 13000 houses over an area of 436 acres. The monument is 202ft high which is the distance from the monument to the baker's shop where the fire started. It took 6 years to build 1671-77.



 

5 comments:

  1. What a shame it is lost amongst the skyscrapers.

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  2. I'm quite ashamed to admit that I didn't know much about this monument Fun. Many thanks for the insight.

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  3. Wow! Over 3 centuries old. Nice to know about its history.

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  4. That's simply amazing. I am learning so much history from you and your pictures. Thank you! :-)

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  5. I remember studying about that horrible fire --and also about the monument... That is neat --as memorials of events such as the fire are needed for remembrance. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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