Ludgate Hill is a hill in the City of London, near the old Ludgate, a gate to the City that was taken down in 1780. It is late afternoon, the rain has stopped and the traffic builds up for the early evening rush hour. The road is dominated by Wren’s masterpiece St Pauls. In 1666, the Great Fire of London destroyed a large area of the city including St. Paul’s Cathedral. Sir Christopher Wren was given the task of designing and rebuilding St. Paul’s, a task that was to take him thirty-five years to complete.