. . ...The beautiful ruins of St Dunstan-in-the-East... .
This church was first built in 1100 and has been rebuilt several times in its history. It was severely damaged during the Great Fire of London in 1666 it was restored and a steeple designed by Sir Christopher Wren was added around 1770. . ~ The church was once again almost completely destroyed by bombs during the Blitz, with only the steeple and the north and south walls surviving. After the war it was decided not to rebuild the church and it was turned into a public garden instead. It’s a peaceful space in the heart of the East End of London and on some occasions, such as Palm Sunday, they have outdoor services. There were still some autumn leaves on the ivy which clings to the arches when I visited. I’m not so sure they’ll still be there after the windy night we had last night though! 🍂 🍂 . . .