Sometimes it’s easy to forget how fortunate we are to live in London and have iconic structures such as Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral literally a tube stop or two away. People take time off work and come here on their holidays so a few weeks ago Lucy from LJLV and I met up to bask in the sunshine and snap a few pics outside the iconic St Paul’s.
St Paul’s Cathedral
It seems that every time I wear Ralph Lauren, St Paul’s is the destination. The ‘new’ St Paul’s Cathedral was designed in English Baroque style in 1708 by a mathematician Sir Christopher Wren as the word for architect was yet to be invented.
Last time I explored the area with Themba Overdaux I mentioned that St Paul’s Cathedral was part of a major rebuilding project after the Great Fire of London and over the years it has become an iconic landmark.
Skyscraper designs have actually had to be altered to ensure the view of the famous dome isn’t obstructed from locations such as Alexandra Palace or Primrose Hill.
Spring / Summer has got to be my favourite time of the year. The clocks have gone forward to we get an extra hour to top up that Vitamin D. It’s also an excuse to wear sunglasses you haven’t touched since that holiday many moons ago.
Again, I partnered up with Infinities (who supplied me with the grey Ralph Lauren hoody in my Lincoln post) to showcase another Ralph Lauren item – the forever iconic polo. For me the Ralph Lauren polo is a quintessential staple of any summer wardrobe. Make sure you get the original rather than a copy though as they may look identical but you’ll see the difference after just a few washes.
St Paul’s Cathedral – Dome
Wren drew inspiration from Michelangelo’s dome of St Peter’s Basilica and Mansart’s Church of the Val-de-Grâce when designing the famous dome. The dome design was radically modified even as it was being built –something that’s unheard of in contemporary architectural practice. The church was against the dome altogether until Christopher Wren spent most of his own savings on constructing a small replica of the final design to win over the hearts of the people in charge.
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