London With A Twist


…Oliver, that is. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the stage musical hadn’t been around for over 40 years, or the book for 171 years, given all the attention it’s been getting in the last few months. The book’s famous illustrations showing views of London have never been bettered, so I was surprised to come across this – yes, it’s a photograph, taken in the 1860s – but look at St Paul’s in the background – doesn’t it look like a painted backdrop?
The picture is from ‘Liquid History: The Thames Through Time’, by Stephen Croad, and it’s a wonderful read.