The photographs obtained from the archives and smelling history show the change of the 7 cities of England. With these photographs based on late 19th
The photographs obtained from the archives and smelling history show the change of the 7 cities of England. With these photographs based on late 19th century and modern time, you will see that England has not changed much. In 125 years, only modern touches were made to the cities. These magnificent buildings that have passed the test of time are still in place as evidence of architecture. Decide if you want to be 125 years ago or when we are on a journey to London, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle, Scarborough and Worthing
1. Bristol – St. Augustine Parade
The Saint Stephen church has continued to exist in Bristol since 1470. A few centuries ago, sailors used the church’s tower to reach the port of Bristol. Today, the church is stuck in quite tall buildings such as Colston Tower (to the left of the modern image). But there is one fact that can be revealed when we compare the old and the new photo: River Frome. In the photo of the modern city, we cannot see the river. The river was last brought to the agenda in 1938 and then disappeared over time. This river was used in time to increase the trade around the port. The only difference with modern photography should be this river!
2. Liverpool – St. George’s Hall
The most modified area of England, St. We can say that it is George’s Hall. St. George’s Hall is located in the center of Liverpool, opposite the Lime Street train station (on the left side of the photo). This building was opened in 1854 and is in Neoclassical style, which includes concert halls and civil courts. It is shown as a Class I building in the UK National Heritage List. Lime Street, which has gothic buildings around it, has undergone radical changes in the last few years. If you came to the city center 10 years ago, you will not know it right now.
3. London – Victoria Embankment
The obelisk seen in the middle of the photographs is a long-established heritage that is still preserved despite being old. This obelisk is the 3,500 year old “Cleopatra’s Needle” (Cleopatra Needle) that Egypt presented to Britain as a gift in the 19th century AD. Another building in the photograph, which is not as old as the obelisk, is the “Waterloo Bridge”. This bridge was awarded in honor of the victory of Britain, Holland and Prussia in the Battle of Waterloo. Thanks to the geopolitical location of the river on which Waterloo is located, you can easily see the desired location of the city from the bridge. Although the old photograph was destroyed in the 1930s, it was later rebuilt by a group of women at the time the UK was bombed by Germany (The Blitz). The bridge is known to be the place where protests against global warming were held by people when we came to a more recent time.
4. Manchester – Victoria Street
The tramway we saw in the old photograph has become asphalt as it is opened for use by cars, but this is a glaring little change. Apart from this, the fact that the Oliver Cromwell statue, which we saw in the first photo and erected in 1899, was not seen in the second photo, is the most obvious of the differences between the two photos. Although it was not seen in modern photography, the sculpture did not disappear completely. The statue moved to Wythenshawe Hall in the 1980s due to some controversy. Later, when the surroundings of the 15th century cathedral in the gothic style seen on the right side of the photograph were arranged and the square was recently developed as ‘Medieval Quarter’, the sculpture was included in the city life as if it had never been removed.
5. Newcastle – Black Gate and Castle
The city is known for its 17th-century medical features. The spa center in Scarborough has become a popular tourist destination. With the arrival of the railway connection to the city, the spa center seen on the left of the photo was built. Although the center was damaged in a fire in the 1880s, it was restored and expanded. The main difference between the photos is the establishment of Sun Court. Sun Court is absolutely the perfect place to watch the performance of the Scarborough Spa Orchestra, which has been there since 1912.
6. Scarborough – The Spa at South Bay
The pier in Worthing was opened for the first time in 1862. The building behind the old photograph that belongs to 1889 is “South Pavilion” (South Pavilion). This mansion disappeared in a storm that broke out in 1914 and destroyed most of the pier. It took its place at the tip of the pier, built in 1926 with more modern touches. About 4 years later, the mansion surrendered to the flames in a fire this time. It was rebuilt in the style of “Streamline Moderne” after the fire. Then the pavilion; It started to be used as a cafe, entertainment center and night club. It is now used as a theater as it appears in modern photography.
7. Worthing – Marine Parade