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Highways: see the changing lanes of London

Posted at 2:00 pm, January 28, 2013 in Photos of London, Transport

Looking at this footage taken by Thomas Edison in 1903, it’s fair to say there have some changes on London’s streets in the last 110 years. But how about in the last ten years? Urban landscape photographer John Davies took a series of photographs of London’s major arterial roads just before the introduction of the Congestion Charge which are on show now at the Museum of London.

Marble Arch and Hyde Park © John Davies 2001

The project focuses on thoroughfares including Elephant and Castle roundabout, Hammersmith Flyover, Marble Arch and Hyde Park, St Pancras Station Midland Grand Hotel and the A501, the junction of Poultry and Queen Victoria Street at Bank station and the Blackwall Tunnel entrance. Speedy stuff.

St Pancras Station and the A501© John Davies 2001

The Museum of London are interested to hear how you think London’s roads have changed since 2003. Tell them via twitter @museumoflondon or use hashtag #highways. Jude Brosnan

Highways is on at the Museum of London until June 16. See Highways listing.

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