Wednesday, December 29, 2010

London when horsepower was exactly that

London Bridge, the 1831 version: 283 metres long, 15 metres wide. It was sold to Missourian oil magnate Robert P. McCulloch in 1968 for $US 2,460,000 who took it apart, shipped it to America, and reconstructed it at Lake Havasu City, Arizona; it was re-dedicated there on 10 October 1971. A new London Bridge was opened in 1973 by Queen Elizabeth.
Law Courts (Royal Courts of Justice), Strand near Fleet Street.
Hyde Park Corner.
Lambeth Palace with a paddle steamer on the Thames.
Cheapside. Apart from St Mary le Bow (tower in the background) this street was obliterated in WW2 and rebuilt.
Holborn Viaduct (the corner with Snow Hill?)
Piccadilly Circus, looking towards Coventry Street, Shaftsbury Avenue on the left. The building in the centre is now home to Ripley's Believe it or Not, among other things.

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