This weekend I spent an hour reading my book in the glorious setting of St Dunstan in the East. Originally built in 1100, the church has undergone various (sometimes unintentional) alterations over the centuries, including the addition of a south aisle in 1391, damage from the 1666 great fire of London and the addition of a steeple and tower by Sir Christopher Wren in 1695. In fact, all that remains fully intact is Wren’s tower, which surprisingly survived the Blitz in the 1940s, unlike the rest of the church. The remaining ruins only heighten St Dunstan as a serene and magical place, full of history and charm and a haven from the chaos of central London.
The weekend is finally here! If your week has been as uninspiring as mine, it’s time to revitalise yourself with a little bit of excitement (whatever that means for you) and a large dose of art.
I hope you enjoy this gorgeously sculpted ceiling of the Bodleian Library and I wish you all an uplifting few days.
p.s Happy Horse Year!