HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum About
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Apr 11, 2013, 10:37 PM
Jamie6747 Jamie6747 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1
Historic London

Welcome to my Historic London thread. These incredible photographs. Focusing on London, they show the havoc wreaked by the Luftwaffe on the city. it also shows the city before the war.

Images Scanned from the book
Shot from Above: Aerial Aspects of London
by Stephen Brindle
And the Hulton Archive








Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Apr 12, 2013, 5:00 PM
jg6544 jg6544 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,070
Look forward to this thread as it develops.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Jun 2, 2013, 10:05 PM
photoLith's Avatar
photoLith photoLith is offline
Ex Houstonian
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oakland, Pittsburgh
Posts: 12,176
Wow, how did St. Pauls survive all that carpet bombing? I think its interesting how in Europe what was lost was due to war, here in the states our cities were destroyed by us.
__________________
Mega City One. 800 million people living in the ruin of the old world and the mega structures of the new one. Only one thing fighting for order in the chaos: Judges.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Sep 6, 2013, 12:02 PM
10023's Avatar
10023 10023 is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London
Posts: 17,950
Quote:
Originally Posted by jg6544 View Post
Look forward to this thread as it develops.
Still waiting...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Sep 19, 2013, 4:13 AM
photoLith's Avatar
photoLith photoLith is offline
Ex Houstonian
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oakland, Pittsburgh
Posts: 12,176
__________________
Mega City One. 800 million people living in the ruin of the old world and the mega structures of the new one. Only one thing fighting for order in the chaos: Judges.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Sep 19, 2013, 1:04 PM
10023's Avatar
10023 10023 is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London
Posts: 17,950
^ god I hope not.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Sep 19, 2013, 4:18 PM
jg6544 jg6544 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,070
Quote:
Originally Posted by photoLith View Post
This calls to mind Prince Charles' remark that at least the Luftwaffe didn't leave behind something worse than what they had destroyed.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Sep 25, 2013, 3:32 PM
HossC's Avatar
HossC HossC is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3,816
Quote:
Originally Posted by photoLith View Post
Wow, how did St. Pauls survive all that carpet bombing?
It was the fires caused by incendiary devices that caused most of the damage around St. Paul's, not explosions.

"Prime Minister Winston Churchill sent word that St Paul's Cathedral should be protected at all costs - it would boost morale to save Christopher Wren's masterpiece." - BBC News - How St Paul's Cathedral survived the Blitz
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Sep 25, 2013, 3:59 PM
montréaliste montréaliste is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chambly, Quebec
Posts: 1,463
Excellent thread Jamie. I was not aware that London had been damaged to the extent you show in these pictures. The core districts certainly got hit to a high degree. It is easier to understand the infill of newer buildings in the central districts from the 50's 60's and onward when you bear witness to such documents. Sad really.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Oct 22, 2013, 12:20 PM
Greavsie Greavsie is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 157
the east end of london and most of the areas surrounding the docks were very heavily hit! my grandads first wife and his 2 daughters were killed in canning town when a doodlebug rocket hit their house.
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 4:13 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.