22 Amazing Historic Photos Of The Battersea Power Station

Coal Ships unload at Battersea, 1950

Now that the Battersea Power Station chimney dismantling has begun, I thought it might be neat to have a look at some historic photos of the Battersea Power station in its heyday and beyond.

The photos below all come from art.com and copyright belongs to the respective photographer. You can learn more about each photo by clicking on it.

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The Amazing Growth of London Shown In One Annimation

The video above animates London’s amazing growth over the last 2,000 years. See what sites from each of the city’s most important periods are now listed or in some other way protected. For example, did you know that there are more listed buildings from the Georgian period than any other before or since?

Officially titled The London Evolution Animation it was:

… developed by The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (UCL), as a partnership project between English Heritage, Dr Kiril Stanilov – The Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (University of Cambridge) and Museum of London Archaeology (with the Mapping London and Locating London’s Past projects), and was initiated and directed by Polly Hudson (PHD).

The London Evolution Animation (LEA) shows the historical development of London from Roman times to today, using georeferenced road network data brought together for the first time. The animation also visualizes (as enlarging yellow points) the position and number of statutorily protected buildings and structures built during each period.

Do you have a favourite period in London’s history? If so let me know below:

Colour Photo of London In 1940: What It Looked Like During The Blitz

The photo above was supposedly taken in 1940 during the Blitz. In the background you can see the Old Bailey with the Lady of Justice standing undamaged. It would subsequently become heavily damaged by German bombs and would not be fully restored until 1952.

Found via Reddit.