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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Lloyds Registry

This weathervane sits on top of the Lloyds Registery building in Fenchurch Street. Its history dates from the meetings in the same coffee house (Edward Lloyd's) that in 1760 gave rise to Lloyds Insurance. It's odd to think that every vessel in the world (over 100 tonnes) is in their books. It's all about safety.

The detail on the weathervane is incredible, especially as you can hardly see it from street level, it's even got golden rigging.

This building dates from 1901, and is worth a closer look, if only for the friezes above the doors. Here is an engraving of the site in 1816.

See where: London Daily Photo Map.

posted by Ham at 00:18 -- Comments here: 3

Comments on "Lloyds Registry"


Blogger April said ... (12:19) : 

Such a wonderful golden little ship on top. That reminds me of poor Cutty Sark :-(


Blogger lynn said ... (18:06) : 

Lloyds of London...hmm...Lloyds of London...hmmm not great memories, nope not this one Ham. lol.


Blogger Anrosh said ... (22:42) : 

a boat on the tower - never saw that one before. Man's imagination never ends.


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