Saturday, January 11, 2014

Whitehall, Then and Now


Two views of Whitehall in London -- one from my Dad, taken in 1957...


...and one taken by me yesterday morning. It's pretty amazing how similar they look, right down to the location of the trees. More street lighting, more street markings, wider sidewalks and cleaner buildings, but otherwise pretty much the same view!

9 comments:

Sharon said...

I am totally amazed. You positioned yourself perfectly to get exactly the same view.

Reya Mellicker said...

Love this iteration of your before/after picture series. I used to love your pics in NYC of street art, then the same scene painted over, or your seasonal difference pics.

Very cool!

ellen abbott said...

pretty damn good to find nearly the exact spot your dad stood. and much cleaner buildings.

Peter Bryenton said...

Good work Steve, especially matching the perspective/POV.

Lynne said...

Where the buildings gray because of the use of coal back then? They look so much better clean! I am loving these shots of your Dad's.

37paddington said...

Fascinating!

Linda Sue said...

That is remarkable, you in this time same place and little has changed in the appearance of that street. That in itself is remarkable! Ahhh, there'll always be an England...
Don't you LOVE the old busses!!! WANT ONE!

Elizabeth said...

That's very cool! I love how the buildings are cleaner today --

junkthief said...

It is heartening to know that many parts of London have not changed. On my to do list is to search historical photos of SF from the library site show contemporary views.