Bank of England Door: Threadneedle Street by curry15 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
I think that the doors of the The Bank of England are so beautiful, this detail gives an example of the superb work.
The Bank of England building is grade I listed, largely rebuilt by Sir Herbert Baker in 1921 to 37. These splendid bronze doors are by Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler and were cast by the Morris Singer Foundry between 1925 - 35.
Five pairs of 20 ft bronze doors for the Bank of England and other sculptural work for that bank’s premises in the City of London.…
The sculptural work includes the high reliefs “Creators and Guardians of Wealth” on the Threadneedle Street facade and on the Lothbury front the high relief of a woman with cornucopia and another of a woman with child.

Old Father Time no more!

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Old Father Time no more!

Old Father Time, the iconic weathervane in the shape of Father Time removing the bails from a wicket at the Lord’s, has been removed from its position after being damaged by strong winds in March on the third day of the first Test between England and New Zealand on Saturday.

The weathervane was a total of 6 ft 6 inches tall, with the figure of Father Time standing at 5 ft 4 inches. It was given to Lord’s in 1926 by the architect of the Grandstand, Sir Herbert Baker.

The symbolism of the figure derives from Law 16(3) of the Laws of Cricket: “After the call of Time, the bails shall be removed from both wickets.”

Father Time has endured many injuries and was again damaged in March by the high winds of Cyclone Niklas which required extensive repair by specialists and it has now been removed, but history dictates that he will return and lord over Lord’s again.