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Amen Corner lies at the junction of Paternoster Row and Ave Maria Lane, just to the west of St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London.

On the feastday of Corpus Christi, monks would say prayers in a procession to St Paul’s Cathedral. They set off from Paternoster Row with the Lord’s Prayer, which in Latin starts with Pater noster…. They would reach the final ‘Amen’ as they turned the corner in Ave-Maria Lane, after which they would chant Hail Mary! (Ave Maria in Latin).

The area was notable as the site of the Royal College of Physicians until it was burnt down in the Great Fire of London in 1666.

The modern Amen Corner is a stub of road that leads to Amen Court, home to the canons of the cathedral where the first meeting of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament was held in 1958. Wikipedia

My family and I went into London one day to have a look around, and as usual, I took my trusty camera with me. This street sign leapt out at me as I knew of the band by the same name; I hadn’t realised that the location had such a history!

The photograph has been manipulated on Photobucket.

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Expat Aussie living in South East London, Lisa Hafey has been interested in photography since studying it at secondary school for her final year art portfolio, followed by a stint at art school. Her specialism is architectural and landscape photography, which often prompts her children to ask why there are so few photographs of them!

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