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Friday, 4 December 2015

St Lawrence Jewry



St Lawrence Jewry church was thought to have been built in 1136 and destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. Rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren it was one of Wren's most expensive City Churches. This pen drawing shows the damage done to the church during WW2. The window that is reflected on the drawing is the stained glass window dedicated to Sir Christopher Wren. It looks as though Wren is looking down on the damaged church.
The church was restored in 1957 and is the official church of the Corporation of London and you can find it next to the Guildhall.


14 comments:

  1. How beautiful is the Christian and the civic spirit to restore this church. Thank you for sharing this.

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  2. Love the shot of the stained glass window. Fascinating history too!

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  3. wow- very cool and interesting too!

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  4. Wonderful picture and her history.

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  5. What a fascinating reflection! And the window looks like coming out of the dramn window - a perfect perspective.

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  6. Corporation of London? Not heard of it. Requires investigation.

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  7. I wondered where the reflection came in, but once I realised I also realised it must be one of the best reflections I have ever seen. It's a great find!

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  8. That's a really interesting reflection photo. Nice find!

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  9. Interesting picture and history of the church.

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  10. that is the coolest reflection I seen in a while :)

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