The Nights Of Old #London. The nights are drawing in and I can feel the velvet darkness falling upon London... [ by the Gentle Author ]

The Nights Of Old #London. The nights are drawing in and I can feel the velvet darkness falling upon London... [ by the Gentle Author ]

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Alley in Old London. (I wonder if Jack the Ripper walked this way...)
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Terrace of the Houses of Parliament, c.1910 http://spitalfieldslife.com/2012/11/30/the-fogs-smogs-of-old-london/

Terrace of the Houses of Parliament, c.1910 http://spitalfieldslife.com/2012/11/30/the-fogs-smogs-of-old-london/

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The Thames Of Old London http://spitalfieldslife.com/2013/04/30/the-thames-of-old-london/
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In Cloth Fair, next to Smithfield Market  1882. This is amazing. Movie sets and carefully staged era photographs seldom communicate how dirty things had to be in cities back then. The smoke and dung and coal everywhere...the crooked houses, how cramped it all had to be. These pictures are fuel for my mind whenever I read historic fiction. It wasn't Jane Austin movies. It was this.

In Cloth Fair, next to Smithfield Market 1882. This is amazing. Movie sets and carefully staged era photographs seldom communicate how dirty things had to be in cities back then. The smoke and dung and coal everywhere...the crooked houses, how cramped it all had to be. These pictures are fuel for my mind whenever I read historic fiction. It wasn't Jane Austin movies. It was this.

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Temple Bar, designed by Christopher Wren in 1672, once stood in the Strand as one of the gates to the City of London, but it was removed in 1877 and languished in Theobalds Park in Hertfordshire until it was brought back and installed at the entrance to Paternoster Square next to St Paul鈥檚 Cathedral in 2004. In Search of Relics of Old London Spitalfields Life

Temple Bar, designed by Christopher Wren in 1672, once stood in the Strand as one of the gates to the City of London, but it was removed in 1877 and languished in Theobalds Park in Hertfordshire until it was brought back and installed at the entrance to Paternoster Square next to St Paul鈥檚 Cathedral in 2004. In Search of Relics of Old London Spitalfields Life

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