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Blackfriar PH

St Andrews Hill

Good reflections

Wardrobe Place

"The Centre Page" corner Peters Hill

We visited Wardrobe Place and I took the same picture at:  http://www.catfan.co.uk/1.Catfan_around-stPauls.htm

St Paul's

Invader is the pseudonym of a French urban artist, born in 1969, who pastes characters from and inspired by the 1978 arcade game Space Invaders, that are composed of small coloured square tiles forming a space invader character mural mosaic.

On our last visit this mosaic was in place;  someone has since taken it down or pinched it...

On Peters Hill

My favourite 'The Razor'  or Strata SE1 peeping over

Vinyl Bar

Good reflections

More reflections - An HSBC Office

Dwarf on a clock

The Barge Master and Swan Marker by by Vivien Mallock

Trinity Hall


We waited in Vintners' Hall for the tour to start.   There was an excellent loo down some handsome stairs

St Martin of Tours

This enlarges enough to read the labels

The Five Kings stained glass & the main stairs

A cygnet which comes out on ceremonial occasions

Main pictures William III and Mary II  in the Court room


The Dining Hall

Swan detail below

With Steve

The Drawing Room

Distillers Company banner

Claret the cat slept in the Silver Case and caused mayhem at a dinner when scared by pipers

French wine tasters

Livery Hall of the Worshipful Company of Vintners

Livery Hall

Traffic halted to let this Bentley through

We had lunch at Ye Olde Watling - a Nicholson PH

Pastel St Paul's

A cordwainer was a shoemaker who made shoes from new leather from   Cordoba in Spain.   The leather was particularly prized thanks to a process that softened the hides using alum from a secret method imported from Africa by the Moors.   Cobbler's were restricted to repairing shoes.

HSBC HQ, looks like a prison...

"Forgotten Streams" a representation of the River Walbrook which has become an underground sewer

Crossed ladders?  No building's reflection

Bloomberg Arcade




A ghostly Razor or Strata SE1

Cannon St Station

Mural at the Mithraeum

The Exhibition Space in the Mithraeum on Walbrook

The London Mithraeum, also known as the Temple of Mithras, Walbrook, is a Roman mithraeum that was discovered in Walbrook, a street in the City of London, during a building's construction in 1954.  


The mysterious cult of Mithras first appeared in Rome in the 1st century AD. It spread across the Empire over the next 300 years, predominantly attracting merchants, soldiers and imperial administrators. Meeting in temples which were often constructed below ground, these were private, dark and windowless spaces. The mythological scene of Mithras killing a bull within a cave, the ‘tauroctony’ is at the heart of the cult, and its full meaning is subject of much speculation.

Artifacts from the dig

Down to the mithraeum


Final picture of the tapestry

Interesting decor in this office

Incongruous litle house

St Stephen's Church Walbrook by Sir Christopher Wren

St Stephen's Church Walbrook

St Stephen's Organ

The Walkie Talkie- 20 Fenchurch Street

St Paul's

The "Young Lovers" by George Ehrlich.

Blue lights

The YHA hostel on Carter Lane was St Pauls Choir School in Victorian times

We retraced our steps to Blackfriars and caught a train home.