Monday, May 21, 2007

Another piece of history lost

I was really moved by this commentary on the Guardian's Newsblog by Nancy Banks-Smith, about the great loss that occurred in Greenwich, UK this morning when the Cutty Sark burned.
From the Newsblog:
But as you crept out of the dark into the salty air at Greenwich the first thing you saw was Cutty Sark, rearing up like a wild horse, pawing the air...The first time you saw it, the shock, the beauty stopped your heart. Poor immigrants, blinking as they emerged from stinking steerage, must have felt like that when they first caught sight of the Statue of Liberty.



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