Lens-artist’s Photo Challenge #51: Unique

I am getting this in within a whisker of this week’s theme being announced….I wanted to try and complete each weeks’ theme!

So, what’s unique in my world? I decided to go for the blitz relic that is St Dunstan in the East….a place I have only recently come across.

Bombed in the Blitz in 1941, this 12th Century church was never repaired, along with many other churches in London that suffered similar damage. However, in 1967 the City of London elected to turn the ruins into a public garden. This was opened in 1970.

Apologies to those of you that have seen earlier posts with some of these images, but I think they are worth seeing again!

That lovely old ecclesiastical architecture set against the more recent addition of foliage- creating a very beautiful, tranquil space. You can almost forget that you are set in a busy, bustling city…

….and just look at those wonderful gothic arches:

A lovely setting for a quick lunch place

Linked to Lens-artists Photo Challenge at Amy’s here



  1. Great photos Sue 🙂 What a wonderful place to get creative

  2. Definitely worth a second look. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Amy

    These arches are all beautifully captured, Sue! Each tells its own story. It’s wonderful to seehow the city turned the ruins into a beautiful garden.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us. 🙂

  4. Magical. I am so glad it was turned into a garden. I am so glad you captured it for us.

  5. Beautiful ruins indeed. Did you take models with you? They’re all very obliging!

  6. Just the kind of place I love! fabulous sue!

  7. What a great idea – you’ve captured it beautifully Sue

  8. Ah, Sue, this place is a true gem – thank you for finding it and showing us! Would really love to visit!

  9. The juxtaposition of the garden with the church is stunning. Beautifully captured, Sue. 🙂

  10. Super! I adore such places. Your pictures are beautiful.

  11. I don’t think I had seen the one with the couple, the lunch and the prowling pigeon who obviously knows food when he sees it! Great shot.

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