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Belgravia Knightsbridge Through Time (Paperback)

Brian Girling

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ISBN 10: 1445601370 / ISBN 13: 9781445601373
Editorial: Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, 2011
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Belgravia and Knightsbridge represent the wealthy face of modern London, but it was not always that way. Belgravia did not exist before the 1820s, its site a bleak expanse of open countryside. Knightsbridge was a straggling settlement along the main highway from the west. Proximity to London and the Royal Parks was the key. Grand mansions arose in Knightsbridge and on the Five Fields a classical townscape took shape from the 1820s - they called it Belgravia . The Victorians welded both districts firmly to the capital, and with the photographs in this book we can follow the story through the Edwardian era and compare what the Edwardians saw and what we see today. Along the way are carriage-filled streets, grand hotels and an array of traders and shopkeepers, the lifeblood of Edwardian London. This unique portrayal of two iconic localities will delight and intrigue Londoners and visitors alike. N° de ref. de la librería AAJ9781445601373

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Título: Belgravia Knightsbridge Through Time (...

Editorial: Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom

Año de publicación: 2011

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:New

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Belgravia and Knightsbridge represent the wealthy face of modern London, but it was not always that way. Belgravia did not exist before the 1820s, its site a bleak expanse of open countryside. Knightsbridge was a straggling settlement along the main highway from the west. Proximity to London and the Royal Parks was the key. Grand mansions arose in Knightsbridge and on the 'Five Fields' a classical townscape took shape from the 1820s - they called it 'Belgravia'. The Victorians welded both districts firmly to the capital, and with the photographs in this book we can follow the story through the Edwardian era and compare what the Edwardians saw and what we see today. Along the way are carriage-filled streets, grand hotels and an array of traders and shopkeepers, the lifeblood of Edwardian London. This unique portrayal of two iconic localities will delight and intrigue Londoners and visitors alike.

About the Author:

Brian Girling, a keen London historian, was born in London in 1940 and has lived either in central or outer London all his life. After 30 years as a social and wedding photographer he is now a picture postcard dealer and has access to a large private archive of photographic images of London. Brian has published several previous titles on London's history for Amberley. He currently lives in Harrow.

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