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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Whitechapel Week - Day 6 - An angel's wings

Shot with Olympus E520
Just outside the underground station is a memorial with an angel on the top with wings outstretched protectively. This was put there in 1911 "In grateful and loyal memory of Edward VII... erected from subscriptions raised by Jewish immigrants."

Classed as one of the finest monuments of the period, it reflects a subcurrent of anti-Semitism that was beginning to brew, fuelled by the wave of immigration over the turn of the century. These people were truly grateful to have found a safe haven.

So let me wish you all a Happy Christmas, and spare a thought for those in countries around the world where they don't take our freedom and wealth for granted.

And as I've found an Internet connection, here is a Christmas Card to all my readers, from Les Houches ( Chamonix).

I'm away on holiday but daily posting will continue over the holiday period.

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