Sam Wilson wrote:
Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
There's a tweet from Tim this morning reminding us that today is the 157th
anniversary of the opening of the Metropolitan Railway, complete with
then-and-now pictures of Baker Street station:
At opening, there were broad gauge tracks, but narrow platforms; now, there
are visibly wider platforms that take advantage of the narrower tracks. The
skill of the presentation of the original 'look' is very apparent.
The artist in the first picture has also made the people smaller, which is
evident if you compare the people to the alcoves. Apparently it was a
common trick at the time.
I’ve made the same point in my reply to Graeme. I remember it being
pointed out in a famous painting of, IIRC, the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam,
though I can’t find the actual painting at the momment.
Yes, I wrote my reply earlier today but then it unfortunately sat in my
outbox until I synced messages again just now!