Is London Burning?

Today marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, and what better way to observe the occasion than to start another big conflagration?

David Best, an American sculptor known for building immense skeletal structures and then ceremoniously burning them to the ground—he’s worked with the Burning Man festival—and an art installation group called Artichoke Trust created a 120 metre-long wooden sculpture of London’s 17th century skyline and moored it on the Thames.

The artwork, called “London 1666,” was set on fire and burnt in the middle of the river this evening.

All photos found n the Net,


We can only hope that no one reminds David Best that 2016 is also the 350th anniversary of The Great Plague.  Don’t want to give him any ideas.


Here’s the video coverage.  Unfortunately, the producers apparently decided that people would rather watch talking heads than the fire itself.

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