Below is the scene in 2016. The latter would last another decade before demolition to make way for the Queen Elizabeth Hall. I Will be most grateful to get a little support from you as a supplement to my stay in London while writing the book. Image caption Two teenagers were stabbed to death in Camden on 20 February A spike in violent crime in London saw more murders committed in the city in February and March than there were in New York, figures show. Hundreds of images are visible through the app, showcasing London's history, from the Great Fire of 1666 through to the Swinging Sixties. Greenwich Park The changes at Canary Wharf can also be seen in these shots from Greenwich hill.
Isle of Dogs Few areas of the city have changed as much as the northern end of the Isle of Dogs. South Bank The South Bank began its life as a tourist destination in 1951, when the formerly industrial area was transformed for the Festival of Britain. It is endemic in so many different parts of societies. Here it is in 1976, during a Rolling Stones tour. .
It is a deep wish of mine to write the book, and I believe it will become an eyeopener. It's by no means a new idea, but this particular volume pulls it off with rare aplomb. Modern photos were taken in 2016, when the book was published. Earls Court And finally, a sad comparison that is already out of date. The photo below appears to show the rebuild, including a temporary wall through the middle of the junction. An exciting and thoughtprovoking book. Meanwhile, the government has aimed at 10 to 21-year-olds.
Now 2016 images by Frank Hopkinson and Juliette Boulouis. The world-famous Earls Court exhibition centre has been demolished, to make way for housing. Bank junction Dozens of people were killed in Bank station during the second world war, following a direct hit from a bomb. The older photo shows the docks in 1934. His Places and characters have been - and still are a great inspiration to me, and I Will Explore the very same spots today and write about Them. You Will receive the book in a signed copy And at a very favourable prize if I might have your support. The Met Police has launched 44 murder investigations in 2018, 31 of which have been as a result of stabbings.
She was found stabbed in London, while the boys were discovered dead, along with their father, at the foot of Birling Gap, in Sussex. With some 400 pages of comparisons, this is both an intriguing and generous collection showing just how much London has changed. Last Updated 11 October 2016 Get Londonist in your inbox The best things to do in London. At the top of the picture can be seen the South Bank's shortlived , which lasted less than a year. The former dockyards were swept away during the 1980s to make way for the Canary Wharf estate. Note also how the park is given over to allotment space in the older photograph.
Paul Martin was the first photographer to roam around the streets of London with a disguised camera taking candid pictures such as this solely for the purpose of showing 'life as it is'. London Then and Now is a wonderful book which takes old photos of London and recreates the scene from the same spot. It is hidden by a tree in the more recent shot. My book will describe London in the Victorian Age and Now. I am a great fan of Dickens and find his Sketches by Boz a lovely and thoughtprovoking book. What is London today compared to his description of it? I Will move to London for Three months to work on the book, but my writing has already begun now here in Copenhagen.
Here: A street seller of sherbert and water is photographed on Cheapside in 1893, completely unaware of the camera. The book is available from Batsford. This famous shot shows the devastation at ground level, including a toppled no 88 bus. But, while New York's murder rate decreased from the end of January, London's rose markedly from that point. Balham station Another tragedy occurred at Balham station in October 1940, when a bomb crashed down to platform level, killing over 60 people.
Risks and challenges London is rather expensive to live in. Here we see the area in 1955, with the newly built Royal Festival Hall and the landmark Shot Tower. Greenwich Power Station, to the far right, still exists and is as a low-carbon energy plant. The coolest London events from our partners. The adverts to run across social media and digital channels feature stories of teenagers who have been stabbed. The deaths of 47-year-old , seven, are part of the same Met Police murder investigation. Below, we pick out six of our favourite pairings.
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