Past meets Present in London
Following the challenge set by Becky on It caught my Eye in Portugal this is my second Past Meets Present post but I've moved it across, more appropriately, to this blog.
I have many old postcards and photographs of parts of London and I can never resist using my phone for snaps when I travel into town, so here are a few locations to compare.
|Building Tower Bridge|
I like to think of my Grandmother, who lived nearby, watching Tower Bridge being erected. She was 2 years old when they started and 10 when it was completed.
|Southwark cathedral in the 1950s|
|When I took this photograph, the Shard was not quite finished.|
|St Mary-at-Lambeth next to Lambeth Palace in the 18th century|
|Now the Garden Museum in Lambeth|
St Katharine's Docks were built after the monastic hostel of St Katharine and 1250 houses were demolished. Opened in 1828 they were severely damaged by bombing in 1940. In 1968 the Docks closed but St Katharine's Marina opened in 1973. It is a lovely spot to walk around, eat or shop. I go to see the beautiful Thames Barges moored there.
|St Katherine's Dock|
|St Katharine's Marina|
|The Thames Barge makes this picture special.|
|From this angle you can avoid seeing the high modern buildings.|