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Edwardian London: V The New Westminster Cathedral
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In 1905 the Pall Mall Magazine published a "little book [which] will appeal to all who wish to possess what is really a portfolio, in a handy form, of beautiful drawings and photographs of the marvellous New LONDON which is rising up around them day by day." The first part of the guide was effectively a guide book for the Londoner and the visitor alike, but a guide book with a difference, as it includes architect's drawings of the many new buildings and streets which were still at the planning stage. Our guide now takes us into the Byzantine splendour of the still uncompleted new Cathedral for the catholic Diocese of Westminster. He describes vividly its main glories and tells us something of the background of its conception."<p

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Edwardian London: IV Piccadilly
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In 1905 the Pall Mall Magazine published a "little book [which] will appeal to all who wish to possess what is really a portfolio, in a handy form, of beautiful drawings and photographs of the marvellous New LONDON which is rising up around them day by day." The first part of the guide was effectively a guide book for the Londoner and the visitor alike, but a guide book with a difference, as it includes architect's drawings of the many new buildings and streets which were still at the planning stage. Our guide now takes us for a walk along fashionable Piccadilly, lately widened, to Hyde Park Corner where we hear anecdotes of the Iron duke and see the last surviving and incongruous "Carrier's Rest."



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Edwardian London: III Whitehall
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In 1905 the Pall Mall Magazine published a "little book [which] will appeal to all who wish to possess what is really a portfolio, in a handy form, of beautiful drawings and photographs of the marvellous New LONDON which is rising up around them day by day." The first part of the guide was effectively a guide book for the Londoner and the visitor alike, but a guide book with a difference, as it includes architect's drawings of the many new buildings and streets which were still at the planning stage. Our guide now takes us for a walk along Whitehall and points out the historical, such as the Banqueting Hall, and the wonder of the new, such as the War office where only one corner of the site forms a right angle!"



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Edwardian London: II Buckingham Palace
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In 1905 the Pall Mall Magazine published a "little book [which] will appeal to all who wish to possess what is really a portfolio, in a handy form, of beautiful drawings and photographs of the marvellous New LONDON which is rising up around them day by day." The first part of the guide was effectively a guide book for the Londoner and the visitor alike, but a guide book with a difference, as it includes architect's drawings of the many new buildings and streets which were still at the planning stage. Our guide now points out to us the new front of Buckingham Palace, the new Processional route and the new footpath to Piccadilly through Green Park.



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Edwardian London: I Queen Victoria Memorial
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In 1905 the Pall Mall Magazine published a "little book [which] will appeal to all who wish to possess what is really a portfolio, in a handy form, of beautiful drawings and photographs of the marvellous New LONDON which is rising up around them day by day." The first part of the guide was effectively a guide book for the Londoner and the visitor alike, but a guide book with a difference, as it includes architect's drawings of the many new buildings and streets which were still at the planning stage. Not all of these grand conceptions made it into bricks and mortar in the precise form envisaged by the architects, a prime example being the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace!



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