Thursday 14 October 2010

Leicester 1900-17 and 2010

This is embarrassingly nerdy, but I thought you might be interested in my collection of 'Leicester Then & Now' photos. I find the old pictures fascinating, and the side-by-side comparisons reveal the following:
  • That street space has become highly segregated, with clear divisions between pedestrians, motor vehicles and cyclists.
  • Thinking that the city centre has been pedestrianised over the last few years is a mistake. In fact it has been repedestrianised
  • The amount of clutter (signs, posts, awnings etc) is roughly the same

Granby Street Leicester 1903 and 2009

Gallowtree Gate, Leicester, 1917 and 2010

Leicester 1910 and 2010