Inspiration. With Nigel Clarke-St Pancras-Clerkenwell-Smithfield-St Mary Aldemary 8 7 14

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by


Walking and talking with Nigel Clarke in Clerkenwell and the City today, ending up with coffee under the fan-vaulting of Wren’s only gothic church.

Wren's fan-vaulting in St Mary Aldemary-a homage to 15th century gothic-truly an architect at play

Wren’s fan-vaulting in St Mary Aldemary-a homage to 15th century gothic-truly an architect at play

It was a day of past and present, beginning, five minutes from St Pancras International, at the eponymous church on the hill tucked in behind. A 6th Century stone, the graves of Mary Woollstonecraft, J C Bach, Abel (well, he’s actually somewhere under the adjacent railway tracks), Sir John Soane, and the Hardy Tree(pictured). So here’s a conversation between Viotti and Clarke.

Conversation with Nigel Clarke. 8 7 14

Conversation with Nigel Clarke. 8 7 14

 http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/2012/04/viotti-prelude-to-nigel-clarke/

The grave of Sir John Soane

The grave of Sir John Soane

Grave of Mary Woollstonecraft

Grave of Mary Woollstonecraft

6th Century altar stone, St Pancras Church

6th Century altar stone, St Pancras Church

The 'Hardy Tree'

The ‘Hardy Tree’

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