Journey – The Monument 旅途 – 伦敦大火纪念碑

我来到了The Monument to the Great Fire of London,简称 The Monument伦敦大火纪念碑.

伦敦历史上最严重的一场火灾发生于1666年。六分之一伦敦的建筑物被烧毁,1000万英镑的经济损失。起火原因据说是一位面包师傅忘了关烤面包的炉子引发的。这座纪念碑建在起火点附近,高62m和共311阶梯,你可以登到塔的顶端看伦敦风景。

很显然,我没有兴趣花钱上去,我在塔四周绕了几圈,然后往另条小巷穿过去。

Website info said:

The fire began in a baker’s house in Pudding Lane on Sunday 2nd September 1666 and finally extinguished on Wednesday 5th September, after destroying the greater part of the City. Although there was little loss of life, the fire brought all activity to a halt, having consumed or severely damaged thousands of houses, hundreds of streets, the City’s gates, public buildings, churches and St. Paul’s Cathedral. The only buildings to survive in part were those built of stone, like St. Paul’s and the Guildhall. The monuments is  61 metres high (202 feet),

at London,UK

By Kate 

 

 

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