Lost London Pics

Interesting pics of how London used to look, I must say that even though there was a lot of poverty back then and life was hard I much prefer how it looked then, so much more character, I mean look at the Borough High Street pic, it’s just a boring old office block now, looked so much more intersting in 1903.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1258785/Unseen-images-lost-London-really-capital-place-live.html

Very interesting, I love looking back at old photo’s and comparing.

Great pics, i can remeber playing with my mates on the scaffolding when they were building tower bridge, brings back memories that does:D

Not looking bad for someone who was around in 1893 :D:D:D:D:D:D bit grey mind :stuck_out_tongue:

I agree… much more character back then. :slight_smile:

great find, what a change,what a shame too

You can blame the Luftwaffe for a lot of the destruction. Parts of London still contained bomb sites well into the 60’s.

I particularly like these photos of seventies London - they remind me of how London - particularly the people and cars looked when I was a kid.

Lot’s of moments - gone forever, like tears in the rain . . . :wink:

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Great photo’s, well spotted. Many thanks

Johnny

Good find Tiggi:) The exhibition at Kenwood House looks worth a visit mmmmmmmm…

I can waste hours looking at old pictures, two good sites are

www.francisfrith.com

www.histografica.com

Lot less bland in the old days with shops and not boring flat fronted buildings.

A lot less traffic now tho!:stuck_out_tongue:
:smiley:

Thats what I thought, Oxford Circus looks a lot busier then than the now picture, they must have taken the pics very early on a weekend or something!!

do you mean London or Rob?

Interesting one of Tower Bridge. I read somewhere there was a big debate at the time about whether they should leave it as it was, like a big Meccano set so you could see all the girders and workings because it was one of the engineering wonders of the age, or stone-clad it to match the Medieval look of the Tower. In the end of course they compromised and did neither so the Victorian-Gothic design is more like the Houses of Parliament than the old Tower.

get aload of thease!!!

http://www.talktalk.co.uk/lifestyle/galleries/view/lifestyle/victorianlondon1888/browse/127007

smiled:D.

Thanks for posting Tiggi. We went to the exhibition of photos at Kenwood House today - a small exhibition but quite interesting and set in beautiful surrounidngs.

Worth going just to see Kenwood anyway, the exhib is on til 5 April. :slight_smile:

really good find!!! kinda makes me want to buy the book :stuck_out_tongue: