The entire city of London relived the memory of the Great Fire on its 350th anniversary.

London Ignites Wooden Replica of the City on the Great Fire Anniversary



The entire city of London relived the memory of the Great Fire on its 350th anniversary, by blazing the wooden sculpture of 17th century London in the bank of the River Thames on 4th September, Sunday.

The Great Fire tormented the city for four days in the year 1666. The Great Fire captured the Pudding Lane, the surrounding of St Paul’s Cathedral and the Fleet Street. The catastrophe devastated thousands of buildings as it started after midnight on 2nd September, 1666. Although the fire burnt till 5th September, but only six people were reported to be dead due to the fire.

To remember the tragic incident, a 120-metre long sculpture of the then London got burned to present the city with a dramatic retelling of the story.

Helen Marriage, the director of Artichoke informed, “London’s Burning brings a unique contemporary perspective to the Great Fire, exploring the challenges and issues faced by major world cities today, our relationship to catastrophe and crisis and our ability to adapt, adjust and rebuild. It is an artistic response that addresses the impact of the Great Fire of London on the City, its inhabitants and buildings, and how it emerged from the ashes and evolved to the resilient world city it is today.”

Sunday was the finale of the Burning festival of London, which was taking place in various corners of the city like the National Theatre, the Tate Modern and St Paul’s.

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