London: A massive wooden model of the city in London set to fire in the River Thames to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which has lined the way for the constructing the modern city.
People through British capital were gathering at the bank of river to see as the 120-metre (394-foot) long wooden model was set in flames.
Viewers were taking picture as the blaze swallows the model buildings floating on the water. In 2nd Sept 1966 model of London set to fire, was executed by US “burn artist” David Best and live gush online.
The Great Fire started in Thomas Farrinor’s bakery on Pudding Lane and was blowing until 5th of Sept destroying almost 80% of the wooden walled inner city.
Around 70,000 of the 80,000 residents were furnishing as homeless by the disaster, up to end of fire has destroyed total 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches and Saint Paul’s Cathedral had been ruined.
Today’s modern London has been built by the English Baroque architecture n grey Portland stone, with ashes of the wooden city, while the old street layout was retained to respect property rights. Regenerating fire on Sunday was a part of wider series of events to mark the anniversary of the inferno, celebrating the city’s ability to rebuild and thrive.
Nick Bodger, head of cultural and visitor development for the City of London, said the capital’s resilience — witnessed again during the 1940s attack — helped it rebuild and survive.
He told to reported in create the anniversary, “Three hundred and fifty years ago, when embers from a baker’s oven sparked one of the most shattering events the capital has ever witnessed, London’s economic prowess almost came to a fiery end,”
“A renewed sense of purpose saw the great city we enjoy today rise from those ashes, develop and thrive.”
The London’s fire blowing flames projected onto Saint Paul’s church, one of the capital’s most iconic monuments was completed 44 years after the Great Fire.