By Tom Allin
We avoided the U.S. flu only to be laid low by the London crud. Today Nancy is
keeping Oslo the cat company and I am visiting St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Although the location of St. Paul’s Cathedral has been a place of worship for over
1400 years today’s Cathedral is only 308 years old being completed in 1710. This
church is Christopher Wren’s most famous church design – he and his office is given
credit for designing and building 52 churches after the Great Fire in 1666.
The first church was destroyed by fire in 675, the Vikings destroyed the second
church in 962, the third church was again destroyed by fire in 1087 and the fourth
church was destroyed by The Great London Fire in 1666.