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Great London Art: Sir Christopher Wren’s Full Vision for a Fire Ravaged London

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After the Great Fire of London in 1666, Sir Christopher Wren set out a master plan for what he thought the new city should look like that was built upon the ashes. Sadly for him, only elements of his vision were ever built and all we have now are his dreams. But check out this lovely painting above that lays out his original plan.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. A giant version of the Hampton Court Maze?………………hideous!

    It would have been boring to live in & look at….no character, no individualism, no quirks.

  2. I like Seven Dials in Covent Garden, where a number of streets lead off from a centre point, so I like Wren’s idea for a similar approach here (Aldwych has a hint of it…. ). And I do wish London had – like central Paris – retained the integrity of its skyline. Sadly, the current penchant for sky-reaching towers of glass has already been overdone. I much prefer this.

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