Sometimes I wonder…

City of London

City of London

City of London

 

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Holborn Viaduct

After completing Mr Bradshaw’s 8-day tour of London I wandered to Cannon Street via Holborn Viaduct.

Bridge house, Holborn Viaduct

Holborn Viaduct

On the bridge, Holborn Viaduct

On the bridge, Holborn Viaduct

On the bridge, Holborn Viaduct

On the bridge, Holborn Viaduct

 

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John Wesley

John Wesley was by any account a remarkable man, although perhaps not always a happy man. I came across the Wesley Chapel when visiting Bunhill Fields with Bradshaw.

John Wesley (1703-91)

John Wesley (1703-91)

John Wesley’s first Chapel, The Founderywas in Tabernacle Street, just behind City Road. Cannon captured in war were brought to the building for recasting, but in 1716 a huge explosion blew the roof off the building. Foundry work was moved to The Arsenal, Woolwich, and the building stood unused until 1739 when Wesley preached there. It was this building which Wesley bought and repaired. By the 1770s it was too small and a new Wesley Chapel was designed by George Dance the Younger and built 1777-78 in City Road, on a piece of ground opposite Bunhill Fields.

The Wesley Chapel, City Road

The Wesley Chapel, City Road

The Chapel Keeper’s House (1865) on the south side, adjoining the Chapel.

The Chapel Keeper's House

The Chapel Keeper’s House

The Chapel Keeper's House

The Chapel Keeper’s House

The Manse (1898) on the north side.

The Manse

The Manse

John Wesley's mother

John Wesley’s mother

John Wesley’s home was built alongside the Chapel, in 1779, and he died here in 1791 and was buried behind the Chapel.

John Wesley's home

John Wesley’s home

 

You may be interested in
Wesley’s Chapel & Leysian Mission
A short history of John Wesley and the Chapels in London
London Gardens Online

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New River Walk (No.6)

Yesterday I continued with my New River Walk, starting near Palmers Green Station where I had stopped in July! It was a sunny autumn day and the walk to Enfield (including the Enfield Loop) was pleasant and easy but with the usual signpost puzzles. Continue reading

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New Canon 600D DSLR Camera – Week 2

Another depressing week in which the task was to take photographs with different ISO settings and compare the results. And I would have to use the fully manual mode. I decided it was time to get to grips with AV mode, one of the two semi-automatic settings on the camera, and at least understand what this could achieve. Continue reading

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Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, 1862, Day 8 in City Road (no.75)

This is my penultimate post of the 8-day tour of London proposed by Mr Bradshaw in his Illustrated Hand Book to London, and a tour which I began in January 2013! But we have not yet finished the tour of London – the Environs of London remain to be explored, Bradshaw in Hand. Continue reading

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Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, Day 8 completed (no.76)

The Manor of Finsbury (or Fensbury) was established in 1104 and granted to the City of London in 1315. The land stretched northwards from the City walls, an area of moors and bogs, but by 1607 Richard Johnson described it as ‘..the garden of the City and a pleasurable place of sweet ayres for citizens to walk in..’. Continue reading

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New Canon 600D DSLR camera – Week 1

I have taken the plunge and signed up for a beginner’s course in photography! Continue reading

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Open House Weekend – Eltham Lodge

Eltham Lodge is a Grade I listed building dating from the 17C and situated in South East London which I visited during Open House Weekend in London. Continue reading

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Autumn in Greenwich Park

Caster Oil Plant

Caster Oil Plant

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