St. Paul’s Cathedral

We sat on a balcony last night on the other side of Blackfriars Bridge from St. Paul’s and were able to admire the way that it still just about commands the horizon against the towers of the Barbican, looking more like Bramante’s Tempietto when seen from a distance, not that Wren had seen it, but he would have known it perfectly well from engravings in his extensive library of travel and architectural books:-

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