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goggledoddle:

Christopher Wren’s 382nd Birthday
 
Today, Date: October 20, 2014
It took 33 years to build St. Paul’s Cathedral in London but today, on our homepage in the U.K, it happens in a matter of seconds. 
Completed in 1720, the cathedral is considered to be English architect Christopher Wren’s magnum opus. But, with a portfolio featuring British landmarks like the Royal Observatory of Greenwich and Kensington Palace, Wren’s legacy stands tall throughout England. 
Happy 382nd birthday to Christopher Wren!
Location: City of London, United Kingdom
on GoogleDoodles & goggledoddle

goggledoddle:

Christopher Wren’s 382nd Birthday

Christopher Wren's 382nd Birthday

Today, Date: October 20, 2014

It took 33 years to build St. Paul’s Cathedral in London but today, on our homepage in the U.K, it happens in a matter of seconds.

Completed in 1720, the cathedral is considered to be English architect Christopher Wren’s magnum opus. But, with a portfolio featuring British landmarks like the Royal Observatory of Greenwich and Kensington Palace, Wren’s legacy stands tall throughout England.

Happy 382nd birthday to Christopher Wren!

Location: City of London, United Kingdom

on GoogleDoodles & goggledoddle

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Star Trek Into Darkness
Currently

Star Trek Into Darkness

Currently

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'star trek into darkness : London : Skyline'

Before & After

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'sky movies disney'
HD 305 & 332

'sky movies disney'

HD 305 & 332

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blech:

Ah, that time when you find one of your Flickr photos showing up as popular because it appeared on Tumblr.
The lights of London’s Beech Street tunnel, as picked up by black-and-white.

blech:

Ah, that time when you find one of your Flickr photos showing up as popular because it appeared on Tumblr.

The lights of London’s Beech Street tunnel, as picked up by black-and-white.

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'olympic mascots Wenlock & Mandeville'
"Stroll along some of London’s most scenic streets and meet London 2012 mascots Wenlock and Mandeville with free Discovery Trails.”
via Stroll: Discovery Trails | Mayor of London presents
& London - Official City Guide app  (which is brilliant!)
PDF & App

'olympic mascots Wenlock & Mandeville'

"Stroll along some of London’s most scenic streets and meet London 2012 mascots Wenlock and Mandeville with free Discovery Trails.”

via Stroll: Discovery Trails | Mayor of London presents

& London - Official City Guide app  (which is brilliant!)

PDF & App

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Olympic Rings on Tower 42
New aerial photos of London in the run up to the Olympics by Jason Hawkes.
The Olympic rings are lit 183m up on the top of Tower 42, perhaps better known as the Nat West Tower. To the front and left is the 202m high Heron Tower. At over 300m, the newly built Shard, seen in the background, dwarfs them both.
Picture: jasonhawkes.com @jasonhawkesphot
(via Odd Stuff Magazine ) 

Olympic Rings on Tower 42

New aerial photos of London in the run up to the Olympics by Jason Hawkes.

The Olympic rings are lit 183m up on the top of Tower 42, perhaps better known as the Nat West Tower. To the front and left is the 202m high Heron Tower. At over 300m, the newly built Shard, seen in the background, dwarfs them both.

Picture: jasonhawkes.com @jasonhawkesphot

(via Odd Stuff Magazine ) 

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As she unveiled a plaque commemorating the opening of the Barbican, the Queen said: “What has been created here must be one of the wonders of the modern world.”
3 March 1982: Queen opens Barbican Centre, from On This Day at BBC News (via diamond geezer, who correctly points out that this “was probably overdoing it even for 1982”). (via blech)

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In 1957 London County Council and the City of London Corporation agreed to modify plans for the commercial development of the area surrounding the Barbican. There were to be only three new office blocks so as not to overshadow the estate and the raised walkway was to be extended into the commercial area.
24 January 1956: Plans unveiled for homes in Barbican, from On This Day site at BBC News. (via blech)

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instahipsta:

St. Paul’s Reflected Twins
#stpaulscathedral  #onenewchange #london
#england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom
#architecture #sirchristopherwren
#englishbaroque #1677 #dome #ludgatehill
#cityoflondon #spires #theblitz #onenewchange
#glass #reflection #1977 #lux
(Taken with Instagram at One New Change)

instahipsta:

St. Paul’s Reflected Twins

#stpaulscathedral  #onenewchange #london

#england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom

#architecture #sirchristopherwren

#englishbaroque #1677 #dome #ludgatehill

#cityoflondon #spires #theblitz #onenewchange

#glass #reflection #1977 #lux

(Taken with Instagram at One New Change)

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instahipsta:

St. & Paul’s = St. Paul’s Cathedral
(Taken with Instagram at One New Change)

instahipsta:

St. & Paul’s = St. Paul’s Cathedral

(Taken with Instagram at One New Change)

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stml:

The red structure is the remains of the original Greathead shield used to tunnel the Waterloo & City. It was left in place in 1898 and rediscovered in 1987. #tubegeek (Taken with Instagram at Bank Station)

stml:

The red structure is the remains of the original Greathead shield used to tunnel the Waterloo & City. It was left in place in 1898 and rediscovered in 1987. #tubegeek (Taken with Instagram at Bank Station)

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'13th floor west'

The view.

'13th floor west'

The view.

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'5th Floor'

Tonight’s sunset from the old 
Royal London Hospital.

The new one opens Friday.

'5th Floor'

Tonight’s sunset from the old
Royal London Hospital.

The new one opens Friday.

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theoinglis:

Im a sucker for photos of Victorian London! These ones are of Tower Bridge being built in 1892, really interesting to see the birth of a landmark. These photos were found in a skip in 2006 then kept in a bag under a bed for 5 year! 

Coincidentally the last Sherlock Holmes film (A guilty pleasure of mine, I know its bad but I love anything related to the stories) had a climax on the half built bridge!

Found at The Telegraph