Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Gustav Dore, The New Zealander, 1873

"He sits on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's, exactly as Victorian Englishmen sketched those of ancient Rome. The cathedral-like ruin next to the commercial warehouse is Cannon Street Station, brand-new in 1873 but here imagined with the cast-iron piers of the bridge rusting away in the tidal ooze."

- Christopher Woodward, In Ruins (London: Vintage, 2001), 1-2.

[Abi, I will email you a copy of this image for the collage - J]

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