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Peaceful London: St. Dunstan-In-The-East, a fairytale garden and moon phases' magic

October 5, 2017

"Think of a place I would go, I'm daydreamin'; Where the sycamore grow, I'm daydreamin'; and oh if you knew what it meant to me, where the air was so clear..."

{Daydreaming ~ Dark dark dark}

 

 

It's a window on a fairytale. A peaceful place, in the middle of the crowded London City, like a secret garden, a parallel world.

 

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon, last August. We were on a day off after busy weeks of work. I opened the book "Londra Insolita e Segreta" (italian version of the guide "Secret London: An unusual guide" by Rachel Howard and Bill Nash) that a friend of ours gave us before moving to London, and found a page dedicated to St. Dunstan-in-the-East. Few lines, but I felt suddenly intrigued.

 

 All these pictures are taken by me, click on them to see them bigger

 

A former church, built during Saxon times, partially destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666 and then rebuilt and renewed. But during World War War II, in the Blitz of 1941, it was devastated again. What remains now it's some walls, ruined windows and arches. Greenery and ivy and flowers climbing them. A magical and silent corner among the most crowded roads of London.

(Discover more on this place here,