The Great Fire of London reached St Paul's Cathedral 350 years ago today, on September 4th, 1666.
The photograph above, from the Evening Standard, suggests that the folks at Wren's St Paul's have been having fun projecting images of a fire onto the dome, perhaps as part of a memorial event.
We proposed several years ago that the folks at the cathedral work with us to have a more elaborate exhibit on this 350th anniversary occasion.
Our plan would have involved projecting images of the preFire cathedral onto the facade of today's cathedral, then adding images of the fire, to conclude with today's St Paul's rising from the ashes.
But we didn't get anywhere -- the cathedral's response was that they weren't sure their fire insurance would cover the risk.
Seems they figured out the difference between virtual and real fire, in time for the Great Fire Anniversary.
In any case, if you want a chronology of the Great Fire, please see below.
And watch the VPCP website for some significant changes in the days and weeks ahead.