The other day, I went for a business meeting that took me to Paternoster Square behind the St Paul’s Cathedral. Somehow I’ve never managed to set foot in that particular square before. With my pocketcam now being my inseparable companion, I took a few quick snapshots, half a dozen of which came out reasonably well for a little photo-excursion.
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First, the Paternoster Square Column, as seen both from the square and from the office windows. As far as I know, it does not signify anything beyond celebrating the redevelopment of the square that finished only half a decade ago.
One other monument on the square is this Shepherd and Sheep sculpture. The square in its past was the location for the livestock market. Yet, the plaque on the monument says “Paternoster”, so I wonder if it is not supposed to be some mythical character that gave the square its name.
Cathedral prominently features to the south of the square, reachable by a covered passage. I took pictures both while it was still daylight and after dark.
Finally, another late night shot, with the column and the Cathedral’s dome and tower ensemble. I have a weakness for structures that point to the skies.