Noel Treacy

Noel Treacy

Posted on 01/19/2009


Photo taken on December 28, 2008



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The Monument

The Monument
Located at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, the column is 202 ft high and if laid on its side would reach to Pudding Lane where the Great Fire of London started in 1666. Designed by Robert Hooke and Christopher Wren it also served as a scientific laboratory for use in gravity and pendulum experiments, barometric pressure studies, and as a zenith telescope (a hinged lid in the urn covers the opening of the shaft).

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