This is the photo that would trigger vertigo in most people! A workman perched atop this shaky chimney, all that is left of the building, is chipping away with a hammer. London during the Blitz, 1940. The question is: how did he climb up there?

This is the photo that would trigger vertigo in most people! A workman perched atop this shaky chimney, all that is left of the building, is chipping away with a hammer. London during the Blitz, The question is: how did he climb up there?

V-1 flying bomb lands in a street off Drury Lane, London 1944. The bombers of the Blitz came at night, but the drones struck randomly in daylight

A flying bomb lands in a street off Drury Lane, London 1944 [[MORE]] Tokyo_Yosomono: OK the picture was taken on Fleet st right about 62 Fleet St London, England

Millwall - one of the London Docks in the East End where ships appeared at the end of the road

barque 'Penang' in dry dock at Millwall 1932 - Unknown - Royal Museums Greenwich Prints

Old photo of one of my favourite pubs, The Grapes in Limehouse (from around 18something?)

The Grapes, Limehouse, England. An historic riverside pub dating from 1585 and still in business today.

More history. Originally erected 1851 in Hyde Park to house the Great Exhibition. Crystal Palace, Joseph Paxton, London, England.

Crystal Palace, Joseph Paxton, London - pity this is no longer around


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The Poor's Churchyard, Smithfield. c. 1877

Cloth Fair, next to Smithfield Market. You can see more pictures from the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London in The Ghosts of Old London and In Search of Relics of Old London.

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Victorian London: The Oxford Arms Inn which stood in a short lane leading out of the west side of Warwick Lane, where this photograph was taken from. The Inn was demolished in

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"England", looks like a very poor neighborhood, and very old - look how worn the steps are

c 1890 Arguments Yard Whitby North Yorkshire by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe. There are more yards to be seen in the book "Whitby yards through time" by Alan Whitworth.

U.K. Crystal Palace, London.  Pity it's no longer there after it was burnt down in 1936

Pity it's no longer there after it was burnt down in 1936 - I believe there are plans to reconstruct this amazing building.

The Crystal Palace, The Great Exhibition, London, by Joseph Paxton (1851). by pansy

CENTURY, Industrial Architecture, England - Joseph Paxton An important factors of creation the Crystal Palace was, the recent invention of the cast plate glass method in which allowed for large sheets of cheap but strong glass.

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