Tagged With "Londonist"

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Re: Londonist: Anglo Saxon London Map: Updated

PHeymont ·
Those Londonist folks are great to know about...I wonder if there are similar projects for other cities (of course...I'm thinking Paris).
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Re: Londonist: Anglo Saxon London Map: Updated

PortMoresby ·
Take your pick, here .
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
On the subject of "ghost" stations, tours are offered of Aldwych station, used for movies now, including the latest incarnation of 'Sherlock'. Find out how here .
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
And yet another London "map", replacing real place names with book titles. Curiouser and curiouser. Have a look .
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
And map-ish, London from above, beautiful pictures . I could go on and on, and apparently mean to!
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Re: More Then & Now Photos.

PHeymont ·
Sigh... 1908 to 2013 comparisons give me a thrill and glow. 1980 to 2013 comparisons make me feel time is passing me by I wonder why!
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Re: London In 1927, Recreated Shot For Shot.

PHeymont ·
Thank you for that fascinating link! The similarities are as startling as the differences (including the freeing up of Marble Arch from its gates and stone guardians). I've passed it along to my daughter, whose teenage students were sure the other day that color films were only about 30 years old...
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Re: London In 1927, Recreated Shot For Shot.

PortMoresby ·
It's possible that the images are hand colored, an art with which I have some experience although still photos only. One would have to dig deeper to find out the timing of the use of color stock. I suspect there were a number of phases so it would depend on one's definition. Read here while I go watch a movie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...ng_and_hand_coloring
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Re: London In 1927, Recreated Shot For Shot.

PHeymont ·
Back to research, and found that between 1903 and 35 there were quite a few colored films, colored in the sense of dye being added (usually by mechanical, not hand, process). 1935's Technicolor Process 4 was the first true color film, made with 4 negatives (CMYK). Claude Friese-Greene, responsible for the London film, used a process (started by his father) that used multiple copies of black and white negatives, rephotographing them through different color filters.
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Re: London In 1927, Recreated Shot For Shot.

PortMoresby ·
I do love film. Let me count the ways.
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Re: London In 1927, Recreated Shot For Shot.

Travel Rob ·
Thanks PortMoresby. I too was struck by the similarities.No mistaking that's London. I wonder How many cities would still be that recognizable in 90 or so years?
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Re: London In 1927, Recreated Shot For Shot.

GarryRF ·
Many older buildings and structures in the UK get a Grade 1 or 2 "Listed Building" Preservation Order. Some orders include the interior too. Helps to stop the spread of faceless skyscrapers with no lasting architectural qualities. Enjoyed watching that film. Thanks PM.
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Londonist's 10 Art Exhibitions To Look Forward To In 2014.

PortMoresby ·
Today's newsletter arrived from Londonist with this excellent list for gallery-goers: http://tinyurl.com/lvwgby4 The site is a good one for finding more off-beat things to do in London, for all you offbeat characters (and wannabes).  Also...
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More Then & Now Photos.

PortMoresby ·
As some may be learning, I love old photos and how things appear at the same locations now.  Here are a few from Londonist, London of course.  Some old and some fairly recent, some things utterly changed and some, remarkably, pretty much the...
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Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
More from Londonist,  and these I love.  Called Alternative London Tube Maps, the first maps Ghost Stations, the disused and abandoned stations.  The other, maybe a bit more useful as we can actually visit these, Coffee Shops,...
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London's Authentic Ethnic Food.

PortMoresby ·
My last offering for the day from Londonist's newsletter is a very useful list called "10 of London's Most Authentic Restaurants".  There's something for everyone here, anyone that is who, like me, is a fan of ethnic food.  There are Asian,...
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London In 1927, Recreated Shot For Shot.

PortMoresby ·
Londonist again.  I didn't know there were color films in 1927.  Watch this fantastic short film and the recreation, shot by shot, in modern London.  Even the sound track is wonderful.  Hit it! I should add, while I watched, I...
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Londonist: Anglo Saxon London Map: Updated

PortMoresby ·
Londonist again. For you who enjoy gleaning a sense of what came before in places you visit, have a look at Londonist's Anglo Saxon map of London. In their words, "a map showing the London area in Anglo Saxon times (roughly speaking, 500-1066AD). It’s pieced together from many resources, showing our guess at the roads, rivers, forests and marshland that characterised the region. The main purpose was to highlight the many villages, hamlets and farmsteads whose names are still part of modern...
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