B&W London photographs in 1883

8 Oct

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10 Responses to “B&W London photographs in 1883”

  1. Anonymous October 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    Have these been taken from the RIBA archive?

  2. andobrien October 9, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Wonderful photographs. Do you have any information on where they were taken and who the photographer was?

  3. Annie October 9, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    These are amazing. Would love to see them alongside photos of the same spots today.

  4. Anonymous October 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    Would be amazing to time-travel back to then and find out how much language has changed.

  5. Anonymous October 10, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    fascinating. Shame World War Two came along and destroyed most of Central Victorian London. Although there is a pub near London Bridge on the south side that has that inner court yard and looks Tudor.

  6. Natalie October 10, 2011 at 9:41 am #

    Where were they taken? Where have they come from? Such gorgeous pics; it's a shame not to not know more about them.

  7. Robert October 10, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    St Paul's Cathedral is in one and St Bride's church in another so some are around the Fleet Street area.
    No doubt the pubs and other businesses could be looked up to find some locations.
    It would be fun to find out exactly where they were taken and what is there now.

  8. Perdita October 11, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    Quite a few of these are taken around Fleet Street and the Inns of Court. Several buildings remain (not always the main one in the photo but the ones around the sides). I recognise them as I worked in the area for some years. Buildings you can still see today are the entrance to Middle Temple, the Churches (edge of shot in both cases) and those 2 doors with the panels (the panels denote barristers' chambers and may still be seen today).

  9. Fiz October 11, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    I've long wished I could see the London that my father and mother-in-law knew…

  10. Paper Ice Cream October 13, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    These are AMAZING. I lived in London for a year and often wondered what the city used to look like. I would love to see side by sides as well!

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