|Albumen print, 1860s to 1870s|
Titled, initialed and numbered in the negative
A cathedral dedicated to St. Paul has overlooked the city of London since 604AD. The current cathedral, the fifth to occupy its site, was designed by the architect Sir Christopher Wren between 1675 and 1710, after its predecessor was destroyed in the great fire of London.
Since the first service was held there in 1697, Wren's architectural masterpiece has been the place where England's important people and events--from the funeral of Lord Nelson to the birthday of the present Queen-- have been celebrated and commemorated.