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Temple Bar Memorial, London

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  • July 13, 2017
    This is a pretty famous landmark--especially from Charles Dickens' novel, A Tale of Two Cities. It is pretty big and is right next to St Paul's Cathedral. There is a little information marker with the...  more »
  • June 5, 2017
    The monument stands in the middle of the road opposite Street's Law Court's where Fleet Street meets the Strand. This monument replaces the Temple Bar Gate. It is a magnificent memorial consisting of ...  more »
  • April 13, 2017
    I wonder is revisited, but look again! Standing Dragon spread the wings in the middle of the street, but has presence! When while walking down this street, on the bus, I saw many times!
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  • Interesting and complex statue of what used to be newspapers Fleet Street. Really love it this old street and this statue. Busy street. Walking distance to Thames River, Strand, Temple tube station and a beautiful court building. Statue with a "city dragon" (black dragon which you can see on all city emblems) - a griffin figure on top represents entrance to City of London. The place where Westminster and City meet!
  • When you stand looking at the Temple Bar memorial you have to imagine what it would have looked like, if the original Temple Bar gate would have been allowed to stand as the point of entry to the City of London. The memorial is a grand tribute to Wren's gate
  • In 1880 Horace Jones, a City of London architect, was commissioned to design a memorial to mark Temple Bar. One outstanding element of this is an elaborate pedestal in a Neo-Renaissance style. This serves as the base for a sculpture by Charles Bell Birch commonly called "The Griffin", which is in fact a dragon, This actually "marks" the entrance to the City, and bears the heraldic crest of the Corporation of the City of London. I love this piece of sculpture and the photo I have uploaded to Google Maps attempts to provide the imagery to show how fantastic it is. Love it and please go see it if you get the time.
  • Cool. Historical. A bit odd.
  • Marks the boundaries of the City of London

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