Victorian London!

United States
February 16, 2017 3:17am CST
I wasn't going to post another discussion but this one I just could not resist. 10 views of London in Victorian times with google maps comparisons. It goes from gradual changes to almost a totally different piece of scenery. I think my favorite has to be Rotten Row!
From haunted pubs to Hyde Park highwaymen, London is full of stories—here's 10 comparing the 19th century with today.
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@stbrians (11790)
• Kakamega, Kenya
16 Feb 17
Things change with time
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• United States
16 Feb 17
Nothing stays the same, for sure.
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@stbrians (11790)
• Kakamega, Kenya
16 Feb 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum If we go behind 200 years we shall meet very primitive people.
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• United States
16 Feb 17
@stbrians 2000 maybe, but 200? That really wasn't all that far away. Things were much different, for sure, but I wouldn't say primitive.
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@sishy7 (27671)
• Australia
16 Feb 17
Very interesting... thanks for sharing!
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• United States
16 Feb 17
No Problem. I will most assuredly be sharing more from this site as I had never even heard of it until this article.
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• United States
16 Feb 17
@sishy7 Oh good I wasn't the only one! haha! I took a quick peak but then as I noticed that they seemed to drastically become modernized? I decided to just look at those taken in the later part of the 1800's.
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@allen0187 (31196)
• Philippines
16 Feb 17
Thanks for sharing this! Awesome versions indeed!
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@allen0187 (31196)
• Philippines
17 Feb 17
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• Philippines
16 Feb 17
That's cool. Sometimes you really can't help but post another discussion once you found a worth sharing interest of yours. God bless.
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• United States
16 Feb 17
Haha yes, but I do try to keep my discussion making to two per day! lol
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@jstory07 (64186)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Feb 17
Thanks for sharing. I will go and look at it now.
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17 Feb 17
Love these. My great-great-grandad was a landowner's son who became a jeweller in London and was then disinherited for running off with the parlour maid ... he then became a Hansom Cab driver, and later a conductor on those horse drawn buses. I like to think that maybe he's in one of those pictures, earning a bob or two!
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• United States
17 Feb 17
Could very well be! Wow but was the parlour maid your great great grandmother?
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• United States
18 Feb 17
@Poppylicious Oh no, that doesn't sound like a very nice life at all. So she was his mistress her whole life then? It's sad that she was driven to the bottle as well.
@Asylum (48288)
• Manchester, England
17 Feb 17
There have to be many London views that have changed very little since Victorian times because that is what attracts so much tourism.
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• United States
17 Feb 17
I am sure there are many other places that weren't mentioned here. It seems they picked the more "touristy" areas to showcase in this article anyway?
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@Asylum (48288)
• Manchester, England
17 Feb 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum That is certain to be the case.
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• New Delhi, India
16 Feb 17
I think this happens or has happened everywhere
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• United States
16 Feb 17
Well yes, everything progresses with time. However, I was referring to the way the pictures were laid out on the webpage itself.
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• New Delhi, India
16 Feb 17
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@tzwrites (4391)
• Romania
17 Feb 17
Oh very nice to see, I am fascinated by these things. Piccadilly Circus is my favourite
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• United States
17 Feb 17
I love any kind of photos like these, that show places as they were long ago.
@LadyDuck (141972)
• Switzerland
16 Feb 17
Those views of Victorian London are beautiful, finally Piccadilly Circus has not changed so much.
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• United States
16 Feb 17
Yes, I love looking at those views!
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@MALUSE (37057)
• Germany
16 Feb 17
Very nice!
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• United States
16 Feb 17
I thought so!
@garymarsh6 (13097)
• United Kingdom
16 Feb 17
I love old photos just as these. The sky line of London has changed so much over recent years. Interestingly the Big house at Hyde Park Corner is known as Number 1 London as it used to be the first house you would come across when you reached London from the West. It is called Apsley house and was the Home of the Duke of Wellington. It is at the beginning of Picadilly and Park Lane just behind the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Thank you for sharing this lovely post.
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• United States
16 Feb 17
Thank you for the information. I had heard of the words "Number 1 London" but am not sure I ever knew what it referred to. I imagine the Duke of Wellington had a lot of people calling over to his house as Picadilly was (and probably still is) a very trafficked place.