London, a change in photos!
Funny how things change. Funny how things change, with time. Funny old world, isn’t it? These photo’s have captured London’s vast, yet not entirely unrecognisable, change over the last 120 or so years. Funny old world.
Oxford Circus is just as busy today as it was in 1904, but the buildings and the vehicles on Oxford Street look vastly different.
The area surrounding Harrods is now full of shops like Carphone Warehouse; back in 1904, there appears to have been a bakery shop in its place.
Hyde Park doesn’t look as elegant as it used to in the 1920s.
Even Covent Garden has changed. Here it is in 1905.
Fleet Street still has a gorgeous view of St. Paul’s Cathedral, but the bridge that was standing in the photo from 1890 is no longer there. One of the historical buildings is also now home to a mobile phone shop and artisanal cafe.
Piccadilly Circus has become even more commercial, with retail giants like The Gap replacing the small off-license shops that were there in 1949.
From the road and buildings to the modes of transport used to travel across it, Cheapside has changed immensely. Here’s a photo of the famous road from 1909.
Impressive how a photo can capture the same thing. The same angles. The same shot, essentially. But yet reflect so much difference. Be it culture or architecture, a press of a button saves it all for life! To get involved with Photography at The Sheffield College, have a little click on this link!