Monday, 16 February 2009

burning bright

The Monument ; re-opens today - right about now, in fact.

The Great Fire had such a huge impact on the city's architecture and social history, and the monument itself is such an iconic mark of the city, even now that it's surrounded by so many tall buildings (the history of the anti-Catholic coda added and then removed from the north inscription tells its own story.)

It's my second-favourite historic thing to climb in London (#1 being, of course, the dome of St Paul's)  and I'm glad that folks once again have the opportunity to do so.

No comments: