Well this book will give you a very good idea.
Much that would’ve existed in Holmes London has either been pulled down or bombed out of existence by the Luftwaffe during world war two.
However Lost London 1870 – 1945 by Phillip Davies gives us a fascinating to the late Victorian era Lonodn with a collection of images that are second to none.
The lost buildings on streets of London show the deep poverty of the times which had led to a moral and social breakdown, some of the image are truly shocking when you consider that people actually lived in some of the wrecks.
It is also a reminder how the somewhat ruthless Victorian planners swept away vast tracts of London’s past. The loss of our Georgian, Shakespearean and medieval heritage is sad but the grand huge buildings that replaced that era had to imprint the new imperial status of Great Britain, and Britain for a short time was indeed great.
For those that live in London this excellent book, filled to the brim with beautifully reproduced mono-graphic images of London, our capital City that looks somewhat familar and at the same time not.
You can pick this tome for about £20 on Amazon or Play.com…its a fascinating study.
- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Transatlantic Press (1 Sep 2009)
- Language English
- ISBN-10: 0955794986
- ISBN-13: 978-0955794988
- Product Dimensions: 29.4 x 25 x 4 cm