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Sunday, January 03, 2010

St Mark's Church, Silvertown

Shot with Olympus E620
This unique building has a unique story. The Church was built in the 1870's by a French architect, the Gothic exterior must have looked grand in the hustle that was then Silvertown (a place named after Mr Silver's rubber factory). But, after it fell into disrepair, it almost went up in smoke and would have done if not for an extraordinary event. Fortunately, London's pigeons came to the rescue. The accumulated weight of pigeon doo-doo in the ceiling fell down and put it out.

I'll tell you what the building is now, tomorrow.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 1

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Blogger Ginger said ... (18:10) : 

Ah, nature's own fire extinguisher. What a hoot, or should I say coo?! It's a beautiful building now, so thank you, pigeons!

 

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