Wooden London 1666 Skyline Burns on the Thames to Commemorate 350 Years since London's Great Fire

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A 17th century replica of London's skyline was designed by US artist David Best with help of young people in the communities around the City of London who are not in education, training, or employment. The sculpture of the buildings in made of wood and features the iconic churches, such as the original St. Paul's Cathedral. The wooden London skyline art sculpture was put onto a barge on the Thames between Blackfriar's and Waterloo bridges. (It is actually close to Blackfriar's bridge.)


Earlier tonight at 8:30, the sculpture was set alight to burn like the London skyline did in 1666. Because of limited space, the burning was broadcast live. (I actually turned up at 4:00 to see people who already had their spaces at the front, although queueing was expected to happen from about 6:00, but there was still space with good views at the front at this time.) Below are some photographs of the sculpture earlier this evening before it was burned.




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