Rarely seen photos 1800s
Hat tip - Bridget Fox who is into all things good about Islington when she is not slagging off her Labour opponent Emily Thornberry.
For history buffs - The Daily Mail has an article with some interesting old photos of 1800s London and beyond.
One that caught my eye - London's famous landmark Nelson's Column under construction in April 1844 - have a look.
Apparently the British Library holds 350,000 historic pictures in its vaults, and for the first time ever it is running an exhibition of these rarely seen pictures, which will open in Oct this year - as it not far from here would be fascinating to see some more of the collection.
From the beyond my choice is the 1846 photo of the Colosseum in Rome - can't help remembering taking my sons there when they were young. While I was more interested in the history of the place they were fearlessly running about in the centre pretending to be lions and Roman gladiators - as we at were that time visiting from Africa I was so surprised that they even knew what gladiators were.