London:  “The City”!


Dear Commons Community,

This morning, Elaine and I attended services at St. Paul’s Cathedral in “The City” area of London. It is called “The City” because it is the oldest part of London dating back to Roman times. The Cathedral itself was built between 1697-1710 although religious services have been conducted in this spot for over 1400 years.  St. Paul’s Choir sung during the services and their voices and harmony are special.  The Cathedral lists the funeral of Winston Churchill, the wedding of Charles and Diana, and the visit of Martin Luther King, Jr. among its important occasions. 

After services, we went behind the Cathedral to Pater Noster Square, a beautiful urban space with cafes, sculptures, and shops.



We then walked across the Millennium Bridge and finished the day at the Tate Modern Museum. I liked especially The George Economou Gallery with its exhibits of city life, power, and political uprising.   



img_0424smallfirefightersblitz                      Memorial dedicated to the thousands of firefighters killed during the Blitz of World War II.


img_0436small-tate-back                                                             The Tate Modern Museum.

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