Temple Bar (Gate)

[According the research, mostly commission by Queen Victoria, (outlined in the set of 5 books THE HIDDEN KING OF ENGLAND by Greg Hallett), there were two Jesuses, one lived in the Algarve where he was a vintner (water into wine), the other was exiled by the Romans to England (common practice in those days), where he became Mayor of London, and ended up being stoned to death at City gate Ludgate (also a prison), then buried at Temple Bar (Gate)]

''Temple Bar was the principal ceremonial entrance to the City of London on its western side from the City of Westminster.  At Temple Bar the Corporation of the City of London formerly erected a barrier to regulate trade into the City.  As the most important entrance to the City of London from Westminster, it was formerly long the custom for the monarch to halt at Temple Bar before entering the City of London, in order for the Lord Mayor to offer up the Corporation's pearl-encrusted Sword of State as a token of loyalty. The term Temple Bar strictly refers to a notional bar or barrier across the route, but is commonly used to refer to the 17th century ornamental Baroque arched gateway designed by Christopher Wren which spanned the road until its removal in 1878. Wren's arch was preserved and was re-erected in 2004 in the City, in Paternoster Square next to St Paul's Cathedral.''  wiki



Temple Bar in Paternoster square in 2005