Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

7/12/2012

From spires to skyscrapers: Changing face of London’s skyline revealed in pictures from Victorian times and the present day

These arresting images reveal the dizzying rate at which London has changed in the last century. In a new book comparing Victorian London to modern day life in the capital, cityscape photographer Laina Watt, 33, juxtaposes the black and white prints with today’s images. ‘Central London: Then and Now’ shows just how the church spire-dominated skyline shown in the Victorian sepia prints has since given way to the glass skyscraper-filled scene of today. Famous landmarks featured include: Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s. for more click here

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