Friday, February 10, 2012

Richmond as it was in the 1890's: a Pinterest experiment

Source: via Charles on Pinterest

Richmond on Thames in the 1890's, with the Star and Garter hotel at the top of the hill. 

The view doesn't look that much different in this direction today, more than 100 years later. Charles Dickens loved coming here to get away from London, so he would almost definitely have seen this.

I have been experimenting with Pinterest, from which the above is embedded. You can find my 'board' of old prints, gleaned from other websites here.

And you can read on my BBC blog, about Pinterest as a business and a phenomenon. 

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