29th September 2010

Here are two buildings that share a common experience.

In the foreground is St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace which has risen from the ruins of St Ethelburga’s Church, after its destruction by an IRA bomb.

To the rear of the church you will see an egg shaped building. This is called the Gherkin by locals.

It is on the former site of the Baltic Exchange building, the headquarters of a global marketplace for ship sales and shipping information. In 1992 the IRA detonated a bomb close to the Exchange, severely damaging it.

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