Monday, 7 January 2013

Old London Town

Now, we know pbotography was developed in the mid-19th century. So when do you think this picture of London was taken? Click to enlarge it.

Looks a bit Victorian, does it not? It's actually part of a collection of photos taken in the early 1930s. You can find the whole collection here. The images are wonderfully evocative and give you some idea of the milieu in which many British ghost story writers of the early 20th century lived. There's also a list of place names, some of which are very evocative. There is, for instance, Black Raven Alley.

And here is the Sanctuary, All Hallows, Lombard Street.

1 comment:

Sam Dawson said...

Some of those are marvellous