I was lucky enough to live in London in the 60s before the tsunami of Arab money hit the place and transformed it forever. The London I got to know hadn't changed all that much since the war. In my Georgian/Edwardian row house there was no central heat. There wasn't even an indoor loo and if I wanted to know what the weather was like when I awoke I could look through a crack in the wall. Yet, despite the absence of so many North American mod-cons, there was an amazing atmosphere to the place.
The BBC has published a fascinating series of photos, "London, Then and Now
", that capture how the place has changed. Here are the three that I like best.
|Gloucester Rd. Tube Station|
|Covent Garden Tube Station|
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