Saturday, October 22, 2011
London - Portrait Gallery - February 1970
Below today from Google and there are a few changes... firstly the new building on the left... I caught the Underground from the new Westminster Station back in 2006, it's the most modern and fun Station on the whole Underground I reckon.
Secondly... as with many of our old photos taken in London in the late 1960's... the introduction of Smokeless Fuel and a bit of a steam clean on a lot of the wonderful old buildings makes them look like new. Makes for a much cleaner, smog free London. I only remember being in Smog once, it stank and was quite scary, it's good to be rid of it.
And Thirdly... the protesters signs below from Google say... 'Face of the Enemy of Kabul'
Francis Chichester arriving into Sydney Harbour in November 1967, there was a lot of press following his trip.
That's the Cutty Sark in the background of our photo.
(After being nursed back to health from a suspected lung abscess by his wife, Francis Chichester became inspired while writing his book Along the Clipper Way, which charts the voyage taken by 19th century wool clippers returning from Australia. The clippers took an average of 123 days to make their passage, so Chichester set himself the target of making the passage in 100 days.)
(Shard London Bridge (previously known as London Bridge Tower, and also known as the Shard of Glass, 32 London Bridge, and The Shard) is a skyscraper under construction in London. When completed in 2012, it will be the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th-tallest building in the world, standing 310 m (1,017 ft) tall. It will also be the second tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, after the 330 m (1,083 ft) Emley Moor transmitting station.)
A visit to the National Portrait Gallery.