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Reflections of long ago

2008.05.24
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Two blogs ago I was writing about St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe and though I explained about its origins I forgot to mention its most famous parishioner, one William Shakespeare, who lived in the parish for 15 years.

Across the river from St Andrews is Shakespeare's Globe - the lovely replica of a true Shakespearian theatre and a few hundred yards downstream is the replica of the Golden Hind.

Golden Hind, captained by Sir Francis Drake, circumnavigated the world between 1577 and 1580. William Shakespeare lived between 1564 and 1616 - what a golden age it was!

It was a cloudy day when I took these pictures and somehow the the galleon looks rather special - even in its very modern setting.

11 Comments
tomie pic 4 is awesome looks like the ship is in the street!
tomie · 2008-05-24: 16:56
????? Beautiful set!!!
????? · 2008-05-24: 16:59
davidcardona Great urban takes! Nice work. Thanks for sharing!
davidcardona · 2008-05-24: 17:09
????? wonderful- I really really like the third to last!~ R
????? · 2008-05-24: 17:53
jaybird33417 excellent shots
jaybird33417 · 2008-05-24: 19:47
????? Some nice shots from Olde England - I really like #3, 4 and 6!
????? · 2008-05-24: 22:11
curlyq60 ..stunning shots..
curlyq60 · 2008-05-24: 22:16
meiling Oh, isn't the gate at the Globe rather grand? Lovely memories of Southwark. Thanks for sharing, Bob, and have a great weekend.
meiling · 2008-05-25: 01:40
noptek Nice journey through the past.Pictures and text are very interesting
noptek · 2008-05-25: 12:54
AlexandraPechabaden I want to go back there and admire the viewwwwwwww!!! oh la la what a place, that Chakespeere theatre! I mean with the view from its roof...ah memories! Lovely!
AlexandraPechabaden · 2008-05-25: 18:45
ElanorDawn Shall I compare thee to a summers day
Thou art more lovely and more temperate
...
But thy eternal beauty shall not fade
etc.
had to learn it by heart sme time ago... along with the Sevn Ages of Men
ElanorDawn · 2008-05-26: 03:23
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