Flames once again licked the historic buildings of Britain’s capital as a wooden replica of 17th century London went up in smoke to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.
The Great Fire began at a baker’s shop in Pudding Lane in the early hours of Sept. 2, 1666, and spread rapidly through the wooden structures of the old city.
It raged for four days, ravaging the parts of the city inside the old Roman wall, but surprisingly, only six deaths were reported.
The old, medieval St Paul’s Cathedral was completely destroyed by the fire, and then rebuilt in its present form following the designs of architect Christopher Wren.
The wooden replica was designed by American artist David Best and built by unemployed young Londoners over several months.
The spectacle marked the end of "London’s Burning", a four-day festival of free art events to mark the anniversary. （Reuters）
lick：動詞，指舔舐、輕拍、輕易打敗、火焰吞噬；名詞，指舔、少量。例句：She wants all the men to lick her boots.（她想讓所有男人都奉承她。）
rage：名詞，指憤怒、猛烈、渴望、瘋狂；動詞，指動怒、風行、肆虐。例句：What you said would cause him to fly into a rage.（你說的話會讓他暴跳如雷。）
go up in smoke：片語動詞，指未取得任何成果。例句：All our dreams went up in smoke.（我們的美夢全成泡影。）