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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Paternoster Square



Paternoster Square used to be one of the most dreadful spaces in London. A dreary void inbetween 60's office blocks was in such stark contrast to the glory of Wren's St Pauls. Thankfully, they have torn the old down and turned it into a truly human space. Hemmed in on all sides, it's another of London's Hidden spaces. Do look it up if you are in the area.

This statue of shepherd & sheep was created byElisabeth Frink.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 8

Comments on "Paternoster Square"

 

Blogger Michael said ... (08:53) : 

Didn't you mean "HAMed in on all sides"?

 

Anonymous NiC said ... (09:46) : 

I don't think I remember it when it was dreary.. but it is a lovely space now. And I love this sculpture.

 

Blogger herschelian said ... (17:46) : 

This is one of my favourite city sculptures - thanks for posting it.

 

Blogger ems said ... (17:15) : 

A good place for sitting and eating your lunch - there is a good sandwich bar near the Old Bailey. Buy a panino, sit, eat and watch.

The toilets get my vote for the best public loos in London as well.

 

Blogger ems said ... (17:17) : 

Forgot to mention that the last time I was there a family were arguing over whether or not the column in the middle was the Monument...

 

Blogger lil star said ... (19:23) : 

i love the square! there are jazz recitals on some weekdays in summer

 

Blogger Ham said ... (08:09) : 

michael - [groan]

nic - if you managed to avoid it pre-rebuild your life is richer in so many ways.

ems - useful info and I'll have to post that pic, too.

lil star - thanks! sounds worth stopping off on my way home

 

Anonymous kris said ... (10:03) : 

love the composition!

ps.long time no visit. hey i see that you havent got an atom feed, hence you photos are not appearing at the portal

 

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