Art: Cathedral Setting

At the peak of the London blitz in World War II, the massive dome of St. Paul's Cathedral in the heart of the City was repeatedly showered with incendiaries and pierced by direct hits. But while whole areas surrounding the cathedral were reduced to rubble, the building designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675 became a symbol of London's ability to take it. The morning after a night's heavy bombing, London bobbies would look up at the cathedral, then proudly pass the word: "It's O.K. St. Paul's is still there."

Away with Clutter. In the eleven years that have passed since war's...

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