London at the time of ASHFORD

This morning, Naomi McEneely sent me this wonderful video of London in 1927, captured on film for posterity by a cinematographic pioneer of the time.

This is the London that Addie, in The Ashford Affair, leaves behind to go to Kenya. It’s pretty incredible how familiar some bits are and how strange and different others seem….


  1. Sheila on June 10, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    This is incredible. I wish he included some residences.

  2. Nancy Kvorka on June 10, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Amazing, and it was filmed in color it looks like versus colorizing. Thank you for sharing this too.

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