Art: Among the Ruins

Of a night during the London blitz, Anglo-Irish Poet Louis MacNeice once wrote in Common Sense:

"For the raid of May loth ... I had a seat in the stalls, having arranged to spend that night on St. Paul's Cathedral. St. Paul's has already had two direct hits, but Wren's structure is standing up to it amazingly well (if you go back stage in the cathedral you notice with what extraordinary ingenuity and thoroughness—and solidity—the whole thing is put together). ... It was a night of a full moon which half the time was lost in fire clouds, and from midnight till...

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