Where will you travel if you get a chance to travel to the past. Although we have not get time machine yet. What if your choice will be Victorian England.
World is evolved. If we look back into the past we could only have some glimpses of past. Still we can find clear differences between 19th century and modern era. Some of the building in England still have that royal touch which it has 125 years ago but most of them are transformed into something very new. Every building has modern architecture touch even the building which have maintained the royalty of old times.
Buckle up for the time travel through London, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle, Scarborough, and Worthing. What version of the same place do you prefer?
Bristol – St. Augustine Parade
Today, Saint Stephen’s church is hidden behind Colston Tower. It was built in 1470. It took centuries for its transformation. River frome is no more where it was before. Transformation of this place has led us to an era of development.
Liverpool – St. George’s Hall
The area between Lime Street railway station and St George’s Hall opposite is one of those areas which are not transformed as much. Talking of 180-degree turns, the Neoclassical pomp of St George’s remains exactly where it stood when it opened in 1854 despite a persistent urban myth that it was accidentally built back-to-front. The area is barely transformed but if one has to go for shopping then this area is recognizable to the older one.
London – Victoria Embankment
The transformation is very obvious. Waterloo bridge is newer than it was before which was destroyed in 1930. Women reconstruct that during Blitz.Recently , it is recognized as the place where protest against global warming was held.
Manchester – Victoria Street
Statue of Oliver Cromwell has been vanished from recent Manchester. The statue was a gift to the city from Elizabeth Heywood, wife of 19th-century mayor Abel Heywood, in honour of her late husband Thomas Goadsby, the city’s previous mayor. It was relocated in Wythenshawe Hall in 1980.
Newcastle – Black Gate and Castle
There is no big transformation in black gate and castle. The only change which is noticeable is the building that’s popped up between them in the photo – and this one’s now listed, too. Built in the classical style as the Northumberland County Hall in 1910 and expanded upwards and outwards in 1933, it is now a hotel. The bridge has become a railway viaduct for the East Coast mainline to Scotland.
Scarborough – the Spa at South Bay
The key difference between the pictures is the enclosure of the Sun Court in the later image. Although the Grand Hall seats 2,000, the Sun Court is an altogether more wholesome place to catch a performance by the Scarborough Spa Orchestra, who have performed there since 1912.
Worthing – Marine Parade
Total transformation, The South Pavilion was subsequently rebuilt in the Streamline Moderne style – kind of art deco-meets-nautical. It later became a nightclub, before returning to use as a café and entertainment venue, while the pavilion in the modern picture is mostly in use as a theatre.