After Old Saint Paul’s was destoyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666, Christopher Wren was given the responsibility of designing the present cathedral. In 1675, his plans were finally approved and the work wasn’t fully completed until the beginning of the 18th century.
The inner dome, partly seen in this picture, overlooks the Whispering Gallery, thus named because someone whispering against the wall on one side of the gallery can be heard from the other side. The outer dome, with the addition of the lantern and the cross, rises to a height of 366 ft (112 m) above the ground.
The caption reads in the original French:
Vue intérieure de la cathédrale Saint-Paul, à Londres.