Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Video: London Then & Now, 1924 & 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Isabella reporting,

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.

5 comments:

Helena said...

Fascinating! Thank you.

Genevieve Graham said...

What an incredible labour of love! I am staring at this over and over, all agog. Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

Drayton Bird said...

How wonderful! The Cheshire Cheese off Fleet Street still looks identical from outside!

Darlene Marshall said...

This is amazing! I'm going to London this summer for Loncon3, the World Science Fiction Convention, and they'll love seeing this. Days of future past!

Tracey Walker said...

Just amazing

 
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