London in 1927 & 2013

During the 1920s, cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene traveled across the UK with his color film camera and recorded collection of films entitled The Open Road. His project ended in London where he recorded some unprecedented color film of the life of the people of London and some of the historic places in the city.

Almost a century later another cinematographer and director – Simon Smith decided to follow in the footsteps of Friese-Greene and create a 5 min video showing how London looked than and how it looks now.

For anybody who live in London and for the many people who visited the city – these images are simple astounding and showing how much have change but still how much remained exactly the same.