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Pictures from London Night – John Morrison and Harold Burked in 1934

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London - City of Contrast: modern towers of London City contrast with the ancient architecture of London Tower. Grab the last moments before the snow so you can explore the city where the western culture is born. The city is now reachable for all because of the cheep flights from every European country.

Tower of London. 1934

U.K. a spot of december sun filtering onto the platform of Victoria Station, London, 1934

Wolfgang Suschitzky Stepney, East End, London, 1934

Bill Brandt Sky lightens over the suburbs, London, 1934

London at Night, England

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These chilling images were taken during London’s Great Smog of ’52. For four days the city of London was blanketed by a poisonous smog that reduced visibility to a few yards and led to an estimated 12,000 fatalities. From NPR: Roads were littered with abandoned cars. Midday concerts were cancelled due to total darkness. Archivists at the British Museum found smog lurking in the book stacks. Cattle in the city’s Smithfield market were killed and thrown away before they could be slaughte...