Temple Bar in London

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Temple Bar is the only surviving gateway into the City of London erected in 1672 at the behest of Charles II to replace a previous timber structure which had survived the Great Fire but was falling into disrepair. The new gateway was designed by Christopher Wren.

Nowadays, you can cross the gateway from St. Paul’s cathedral to a very cool new square…

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

…where you can find an analematic sundial in one of the facades:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Location: Temple Bar (map)

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3 responses

  1. […] (1880) stands in the middle of the road opposite Street’s Law Courts marking the place where Wren’s Temple Bar used to stand as the entrance to London from […]

  2. Superb post but I was wondering if you could write a litte
    more on this subject? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more.
    Many thanks!

    1. carlesdorce | Reply

      I’ll try it next time. Which subject do you think is incomplete?

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