In September 1940, Nazi Germany began bombing London for 76 consecutive nights in what is now known as The Blitz. There was tons of destruction obviously, but you’d never know it looking at the streets in current day. Historypin, which launched a few months back, places this important history in their most recent collection. Old pictures are pinned on top of a Google Maps street view so that you can see the destruction of the past and what the street looks like now.
Above is a night after bombing on the bottom end of East Street in Southampton. Below shows damage after bombing in Broadgate.
Here’s a short video of how Historypin works:
[Historypin | Thanks, Lucia]
very cool for history geeks like me. Sad and unfortunate sighting of a missplaced and unnecessary apostrophy in the first seconds, but the british accent still makes the whole thing sound really smart.