TQ3281 : London Metropolitan University entrance

taken 10 years ago, near to Shoreditch, Islington, Great Britain

London Metropolitan University entrance
London Metropolitan University entrance
The stained glass featuring the lighthouse looked fantastic at night. Thanks to John Palmer for the following:
The building in your photo used to be owned by Eastern Telegraph (later Cable & Wireless), which explains the window showing Britannia, sat on the world, and connected to her Empire by cables. The ship and lighthouse indicate her control of the sea. The building is grade II listed, and when it was badly damaged by fire on the last night of the blitz, it had to be rebuilt 'as was'. A vivid description of the bombing is given in my website at

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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Friday, 8 February, 2008
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 327 816 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.1128N 0:5.3131W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 326 816
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