Monday, February 19, 2007

The History of London in Maps



New York will always be my favorite place on earth, but there are other cities around the world that I find equally intriguing. (Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Rome, and Vienna to name just a few.) Among the most fascinating is London, once home to toxic fogs, Jack the Ripper, and the incomparable Queen Elizabeth I. Almost two thousand years older than New York, London has survived floods, fires, and the blitz. Today, it has more history per block than almost anywhere else on the planet.

Recently someone sent me a remarkable London-related link. (Thanks, Chris.) The British Library's website has an interactive feature that allows visitors to explore London's history through old maps of the city. Take a look when you have an hour to spare.

4 Comments:

Blogger theatre said...

that is really interesting, my second fav. place on earth is probably the Senora Caverns, in Arizona (or Texas i forget)

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Sorry if this is a duplicate. I am having trouble with the new Blogger. I am so glad you liked the link. I immediately thought of this site when I saw it.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Chichi said...

Interesing,perhap I will

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jack the ripper is sometimes accused of being a Free Mason;he wiped his knife on a masonic apron
and above the half ripped apron there was a Masonic symbol written on the wall the police officer who found it erased it because he was a Mason and the judges were also accused of being Masons

2:12 PM  

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