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Friday Eye Candy: Historic London Visualized

Historic London collects panoramic views of modern London streets with historic photos transposed over them. Most of the views date from the first two decades of the 20th century.
April 29, 2016, 5am PDT | Philip Rojc | @PhilipRojc
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Created by Expedia, Historic London visualizes how various streets in modern London looked about a century ago. Vintage photos overlay present-day panoramas of major public areas like Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park, and Whitehall. While the current library is perhaps a tad limited, it's a good way to visualize how public spaces can develop over time. 

A representative for the site says it is a way to consider how old cities can retain their layout and character into the modern era. "While we would naturally assume the Capital has been completely transformed and redeveloped over the decades, if you look hard enough then you can catch glimpses of historic beauty amongst the neon lights and contemporary fixtures."

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Published on Friday, April 15, 2016 in Historic London
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