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London
« on: September 04, 2016, 02:55:25 PM »
"London 'alight' for Great Fire retelling"


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A giant wooden replica of 17th century London has been set ablaze on the River Thames in a retelling of the Great Fire of London 350 years ago.

Crowds gathered on the banks of the Thames to watch the 120-metre long model go up in flames.

The inferno in 1666 raged for four days, destroying most of the city, which then was largely of wood.

It paved the way for large-scale reconstruction including the building of today's St Paul's Cathedral.

More than 13,000 homes, businesses and structures, including the old St Paul's, were destroyed.

Following the fire, stone started being used in the capital as a building material and an organised fire service and insurance industry were established.

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Re: London
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 03:53:53 PM »
I read about that when they were still building the replica.  I'm not sure why but that just strikes me as impossibly cool.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2016, 10:40:12 PM »
It looked A-ma-zing!
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Re: London
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2016, 01:23:32 AM »
They should have burnt the real city down.  It's a horrible place.

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Re: London
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 07:53:53 AM »
Yeah. That there is pretty much what Malmö, Sweden looks like these days. Not that we don't have certain districts in Oslo doing more or less the same thing, but the flames are generally bigger in Malmö.

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