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.'. THE MONUMENT .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 19th January 2011 in london-history | memorials, the-monument
The Monument stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill in the City of London. It was built between 1671 and 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the City.The view from the top is great and you can see how beautiful is the City, although if you want to go all way to the top make sure you are feeling stronge enought for all the 311 steps....
 

.'. ST PAULS CHURCHYARD .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 21st January 2011 in london-history | church, statues
St. Pauls is such an amazing place and off course as many other places around the City we also find some horror stories to tell.This area was once used as a place of execution for religious martyrs.In 1605, some of the conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot were hung, drawn and quartered here. Their heads were the put on spikes. After the Fire of London(1666) it became one of the main centres of London's book trade. Most of Shakespeare's work to be published in his lifetime, were issued from here....
 

.'. Somerset Palace .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 26th March 2011 in london-history | burial-site, listed-buildings, palaces, queens-kings
In 1539, Edward Seymour obtained a grant of land at "Chester Place, outside Temple Bar, London" from Henry VIII of England. When the sickly boy-king Edward VI of England came to the throne in 1547, Seymour became Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector.About 1549 he pulled down an old Inn of Chancery and other houses that stood on the site and began to build himself a truly imposing residence, but after a lot of money and in the struggle for power he was overthrown and in 1552 paid with his head on Tower Hill. "Somerset Place" then came into the possession of the Crown and was used by Princess Elizabeth for some years before she was crowned Elizabeth I of England...
 

.'. Space Invaders .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 11th April 2011 in london-history | space-invaders, street-art-exhibition
Invader (born 1969) is a French urban artist who pastes up characters from and inspired by the Space Invaders game, made up of small coloured square tiles that form a mosaic. He does this in cities across the world, then documents this as an "Invasion", with books and maps of where to find each invader.Invader started this project in 1998 with the invasion of Paris - the city where he lives and the most invaded city to date - and then spread the invasion to 31 other cities in France, and for my luck he also invaded London, Cologne, Geneva, Newcastle, Rome , Berlin, Lausanne, Barcelona, Bonn, Ljubljana, Vienna, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Manchester, Darlington are amo...
 

.'. The Licensed Victuallers' Asylum .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 10th October 2011 in london-history | burial-site, listed-buildings, victorian
In 1827 the Licensed Victuallers' Asylum was founded, on six acres of freehold land lying just off the Old Kent Road. It consists of a group of onestoreyed houses, chapel, chaplain's residence, board and court rooms, library, &c., set round two green lawns. The Duke of Sussex was its first patron in 1827, and he was succeeded by the Prince Consort, on whose death the Prince of Wales assumed the office. The idea of establishing an institution wherein the distressed members of the licensed victuallers' trade, and their wives or widows, might be enabled to spend the latter part of their days in peace and quietness, was conceived by the late Mr. Joseph Proud Hod...
 

4 Scissors

Posted by danielemiddleton on 15th December 2011 in london-history | keith-bowler
My favorite so far is the one with four pairs of scissors and buttons found at Brick Lane at the local textile trade. It does look old but it is only 16 years old and it was made by the artist, Keith Bowler, who lived in Spitalfields for many years, designed them and had them cast locally.  ...
 
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