Earlier this year we shared a then-and-now video of London scenes by Simon Smith. Mr. Smith has just created another video, this time with the old scenes cleverly overlapping with the new. His description:
"In 1924, Harry B. Parkingson and Frank Miller documented London in a fantastic series of short films, known as 'Wonderful London.' Over the last few months I have stood in their foot-steps, recapturing their shots exactly, and have blended the two together creating a window through time."
Fascinating to see how many things have changed – and how many more haven't.
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.