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Stalwart peak,
through the war
Keeping calm,
holding faith
London’s hope
carries on

St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
Photo (2011) and Words (2013) by: c.b.w.

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Feeling a little nostalgic for London this week. This photograph was taken on one of the most beautiful days I’ve ever seen in London – blue skies, cool breeze, and a warm sun. A rare day, indeed!

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c.b.w. 2013

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  1. I’m trying to remember whether I shared with you the piece of intellectual graffiti near St Pauls.

    Where Wren’s epitaph is inscribed – ‘Si monumentum requiris circumspice’ – someone has commented on the dangers of crossing the road by adding two letters and making it read, ‘NISI monumentum requiris circumspice’.

    Of course with my cock-eyed view of things, whenever I see St Pauls I think of its architect not as the great builder but as the man charged by the King to pull down dissenter meeting-houses.

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  2. Your poem is perfect, having recently seen a documentary about the volunteers that stayed at St. Paul’s every night of the blitz to fight fire and keep it from burning in the firestorms. What a glorious day you captured in your photo as well.

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  3. I miss London in summer and I could happily spend my days just walking around all over that place or lazying around in either Hyde park or Regent park… your post brought back some amazing memories πŸ™‚ thank you!

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