This is my pen and ink drawing of the steeple of St. Bridget Church on Fleet Street in London, better known as St. Bride's. It is reaching to the heavens as a symbol of the perfect love, the love that looks heavenward.
This layered steeple, an unusual feature made of five octagonal stages of diminishing height telescoped together, is the only noteworthy exterior ornament of the church and is the highest steeple legendary architect Christopher Wren ever built.
The steeple, as legend has it, inspired a pastry chef to make a wedding cake in layers for his bride.
And now you know why we still have our layered cakes at weddings today.