These incredible images show locations throughout England’s famous old capital as they looked both in history and today. Released by the Museum of London, the composites create a ghostly visual of the city old and new, and include such landmarks as Covent Garden, Tower Bridge and Piccadilly Circus.
The images have been revealed to mark the launch of the Museum’s Streetmuseum 2.0 iPhone app, which is available on iTunes now. The app guides users to sites across London, where hidden histories of the city dramatically appear, illuminated thanks to the institution’s photographic collections.
A lot can change in seven years: buildings rise and lanscapes change. Whether you’re standing near the ocean in Japan or in the middle of Times Square, your view will likely be quite different in less than a decade.
That’s the premise behind Google Maps’ newest time-lapse tool, launched today. Since it was released in 2007, Google Street View has allowed users to explore a given area from the perspective of walking along a sidewalk, but with the new tool, they’ll actually be able to see how the street and its surroundings have changed.