Caryatid, St Pancras Parish Church

On my way back from the RAF Museum, I paused to take some pictures of the beautiful neoclassical St Pancras Parish Church, completed in 1822. They don't really do it justice, but I do like this one, of one of the caryatids guarding the entrance to the crypt. The caryatids were modelled on those on the Erechtheion, and the crypt was used as an air-raid shelter in both world wars. You're never very far away from history in this town.

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  1. Obviously time for a trip to St Clement Danes, the RAF's church in the Strand. Destroyed 1941, rebuilt 1953 or thereabouts, with Dowding's statue...and rather later, Harris's.

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