Wishing you a happy Christmas

On a mid-week day before Christmas I passed this little tree in the heart of the City of London. It was a quiet day, workers held at home by railstrikes.

The tree stood outside St Helen’s Bishopsgate. The old church (1210 according to its website) is surrounded by the towering hustle of tall, proud, concrete buildings. In this clearing at their feet the green tree, with its ‘merry Christmas’ sign, blinked cheerfully.

I hope it’s still there.

Many, many thanks for your company this year, and very best wishes for a brave and hopeful 2023!


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas”

Copyright Georgie Knaggs & The Phraser 2022

2 thoughts on “Wishing you a happy Christmas

  1. Thank You Georgie so very much for beautiful photos & stories this year!
    I always ooh or ahh or just huge smile when seeing your posts…
    Also you have encouraged me to turn your photos into history lessons, just love this.
    Happy Holidays and lets wish for all the best for 2023 xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Maddy – my apologies for taking so long to reply to you. We have had a busy Christmas holidays, and the delay is complicated by my choosing, always, to find quiet spaces to communicate properly online. I love the idea that my photographs might open doors into history. That’s great!
      With very best wishes for 2023, and thanks for reading (and looking!)


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