As a Building Archaeologist I am mad about buildings; all types of buildings from castles, houses (big and small), prisons, churches, and pubs, many of which go unnoticed and ignored by the majority of us in our day to day lives. As myself and my building loving friends travel around the country, we are going to bring back these forgotten buildings and release them for the world to see. So in the final words of Sir Christopher Wren..."Reader, if you seek a moment, look around".
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Britain from Above
This is just a short announcement, if you have missed all of the excitement in the media, that English Heritage and the Royal Commissions on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and Wales have launched there website Britain from Above!
It is a digital collection of over 15,000 aerial images from 1919 to 1953 and by 2014 there will be 95,000 images to view. The collection belonged to the Aerofilms Collection who gave it over in 2007 and features some of the oldest and most valuable images of buildings, towns and landscapes across Britain.
To get a further insight click here to hear Kate Whittacker from EH talk about the collection.
Images taken from EH website and show St Paul's Cathedral and Chatsworth House
So go on, take a look. You might be able to find your town!