.’. Queen’s Anne Gate .’.

Walking around Westminster between Parliament Sq and St. James Park I came across to “Queen’s Anne Gate”, built during the reign of Queen Anne of Great Britain (1702 – 1714). This little “street” has not changed much, the most amazing porches I’ve…

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Walking around Westminster between Parliament Sq and St. James Park I came across to “Queen’s Anne Gate”, built during the reign of Queen Anne of Great Britain (1702 – 1714).
This little “street” has not changed much, the most amazing porches I’ve seen with handmade carved wood. You also can see old Victorian, iron bells, excellent plaster work, a perfect statue of Queen Anne and of course a street sign that shows you the “old and new”.
Photos of London by Henry Dixon in the 1870s and 80s shows the square (first photo at my gallery) and apart from the hoardings and the parked cars, the square looks virtually identical to its appearance over 130 years ago.

Author: Dani Middleton

I was born in Brazil in 1981 and lived there for 23 years before emigrating to the UK in 2005. I had read about England’s history since a young age however I moved here purely due to the history of London itself. Everything in this city fascinates me; from its parks, pubs and buildings to street names, post boxes and bollards. Watching children “beating the bounds” or the rose ceremony, you can never be tired of London. I love the quirkiness of the little alleys, the secrets of the forgotten architecture and how wonderful it can be to simply turn a corner and suddenly find a whole new world. I have worked in some remarkable places in London: museums, palaces, galleries, archives, even digging for the MoL on the Thames foreshore but I now work for Tower Bridge where, daily, I can see the City from a different point of view. Working for the City, learning its history and stories makes me eager to learn more. London is a flowing, living organism, with the old and new together transforming it every day, but always with its history at your fingertips. One step, an intricate Victorian coal hole; another step, an old Police box; yet another, an office block built seamlessly onto an old roman ruin. I am just a girl, lost in London trying not to find the way out but a way deeper, further inside what makes this city so… special, so… unique, so… me. I am a Londoner.

One thought on “.’. Queen’s Anne Gate .’.”

  1. You have no idea how mmuch I adore carved wood. I’m download your gallery just to keep looking at the picture when my internnet fails me, and believe, it will.You’re right, they look very much the same.PS: I was waiting for a X-mas post, please, London has to be X-masLand with all that lights going on (and snow of course). I’m dying for a Christmas craker, can you give me one?

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