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Paris 2014: The Domes of Paris, Part Two: The Church of Val de Grace

Christopher Wren, the preeminent British architect of the 17th century, visited Paris in 1665 and on his return to London in 1666 and after the great Fire of London he had a hand in the rebuilding of 53 churches including … Continue reading

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London 2013: Christopher Wren and the Dome of St Paul’s

We caught our first glimpse of St Paul’s magnificent dome while riding down Fleet Street on our Big Bus sightseeing tour of London.  It is the second largest dome in the world (St Peter’s Basilica in Rome is the largest) … Continue reading

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