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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Sunday, 17 August 2014

St Dunstan in the East

29 comments:

  1. It's on my list for September! My ancestors may well have sat in the pews there as they lived in Stepney for awhile. I hope I have some weather as lovely and sunny as in your photos. :-)

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  2. It is a great public space. Large parks are not to everyone's taste and smaller less formal spaces welcome all.

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  3. Such an old building which is difficult to grasp from a country that has been nomadic up until the last few hundred years. Our history is fascinating, but very different. Warm regards

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  4. Wow, I didn't know there was so numerous churches in London. This one is wonderful.Worth visiting.

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  5. I've seen photos of this church before, looks very tranquil.
    You might want to check http://graveplace.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/st-cewydds.html. the place dates from before the great fire

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  6. All those destructions, what a shame over the ages,

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  7. It's a pity that they have been destroyed, on the other hand, I personally love the old ruins they often look so beautiful with the ivy and grass growing inside and sometimes wild flowers !

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  8. So wonderful that some of these old churches still exist. I like the garden area.

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  9. It takes years to build a beautiful work of architecture and only minutes to destroy it. I have great appreciation for the people who work tirelessly to restore such things.

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  10. Love the archway photos ~ great shots all around and wonderful historic post ~for OWT

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. It is too bad about the fires and destruction.. But, I really like that the one is being used as a garden area. Very pretty too. Lovely images, thanks for sharing.. Have a happy week!

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  12. So much beauty and so much sad history!! Superb captures and the next best thing to being there! Thank you so much sharing both the beauty and the history!! Wonderful captures!!

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  13. A lovely series of images but sad statistics. I'm with Penelope regarding those who have a heart and talent for restoration of such beautiful workmanship. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. great to see how it has been opened up

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  15. I like how these old monuments and places of interest are maintained and redone. This was one good virtual tour for me.

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  16. What an amazing place in the middle of a huge, modern city. Great shots!

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  17. It is great that at least some of it remains. The open space is a great way to preserve the area too.Interesting piece of history too.

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  18. looks so romantic - a great place to spend some time:)

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  19. wow, I just love those overgrown walls. Could probably spend several days there. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Oh My!!! St Dunstan in the East has such sad history, but wonderful greenery and I would LOVE to in the bench situated round shape :-)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  21. A beautiful space to spend an hour or two...

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  22. I love these secret little places.

    We had some great times on the beaches in Norfolk - including a rock tower building competition on the beach at Cromer - but the town itself seemed to have a strange atmosphere. Clearly its me!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  23. Wonderful shots of a beautiful place.

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  24. Absolutely beautiful photos! How sad that treasures are lost, but wonderful too, that some find a way to restore and keep alive the memories of ancient times. So important!

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  25. It's the same in Japan. Destruction, fire, war, and earthquake. But we rebuild after the disaster. The garden and the church are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and commenting on my entry.

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  26. Beautiful....I love the vines clinging to the exterior and the archways.

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  27. Beautiful pictures that encapsulate so much history ---

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