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Lost London 1870-1945

Lost London 1870-1945

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But the war wasn’t the only thing responsible for the destruction of vast numbers of London’s historic buildings: many were purposefully demolished long before the Luftwaffe struck, to make way for road widening and that sort of thing.

Many of the photos in Lost London depict buildings on the verge of demolition, their interiors stripped and awaiting their fate. In a few months time, these cards will only be available on line from this site since they are a limited edition. Some of the physical impacts of these profound changes can be seen in these photographs - the arrival of tramlines, the progressive replacement of horse-drawn vehicles by motor cars,.Henry Dixon recorded how he had to obtain a photograph in a crowded street by removing a wheel from a wagon, and while his assistant pretended to mend it, he photographed his subject from under the canvas. the Tottenham Court Road end) There’s a photograph of its interior here, because it survived until 1937. The best book in my library is definitely this book of old photos of London, so I am reproducing this review here by way of recommending it.

The piece invites participants to question their routine journeys and examine their surroundings, the starting point being disused tube stations. In the latter case, the aesthetic value of the original mid-Victorian Columbia Market is absolutely a matter of personal taste, but to complain about the loss of its numerous, pointless gables and faux-Gothic architecture when they were replaced by much-needed homes for the ever-increasing London population seems too ivory tower for my taste. We find a photo hanging on a wall from 1895, the great frozen River Thames, were amazed to hear frost fairs were held on the ice.This unique archive shows Elizabethan, Georgian and Victorian London before the major 20th century redevolopment. uk has been providing in-depth coverage of the UK capital’s politics, development and culture since February 2017.



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