Remember that amazing colour video I posted last year of London in 1927?
Course you do. You hang on this blog’s every word, and don’t try and say you don’t.
Anyway, point is that some clever monkey called Simon Smith has done a split screen of that video with footage he took last year, so you can compare what London was like then and now.
In his own words:
During the 1920s, cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene travelled across the UK with his new colour film camera. His trip ended in London, with some of his most stunning images, and these were recently revived and restored by the BFI, and shared across social media and video websites.
Since February I have attempted to capture every one of his shots, standing in his footsteps, and using modern equivalents of his camera and lenses. This has been a personal study, that has revealed how little London has changed.
Thoughts: bet police officers are quite pleased they don’t have to stand in the road waving their arms about any more.
That looked like a rubbish job.