Night lights at London City Airport
Christopher Wren’s Baroque masterpiece which was some thirty-five years in the making and was considered the crowning glory of one history’s finest architects.
Commenced in 1668 it would not be completed until well into the following century and it is said that Wren maintained a house in London to so he could be on hand to monitor each stage of the construction.
On one such visit, at the incredible age then of 91, he caught a chill and subsequently passed on.
He is buried in the crypt of the cathedral and the inscription on his tomb, as written by his son, reads: ”Here in its foundations lies the architect of this church and city, Christopher Wren, who lived beyond ninety years, not for his own profit but for the public good. Reader, if you seek his monument – look around you. Died 25 Feb. 1723, age 91.”
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Sail Royal Greenwich 2013
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