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28 Vintage Color Snapshots of London in the 1960s_teo

Some of these photographs were taken when the photographer was just 13 years old, with a Halina PET camera and Ektachrome film. He lived in Byfleet, a village lies around 20 miles from the center of London. From 1971 to 1987, he frequently visited the capital city by train.

Most of these pictures were captured using Ektachrome film. Initially developed in the early 1940s, it allowed professionals and amateurs alike to process their own films. Ektachrome has a distinctive look that became familiar to many readers of National


Geographic, which used it extensively for color photographs for decades in settings where Kodachrome was too slow.
Take a look at these gorgeous Ektachrome snapshots of London in the sixties. For more fascinating vintage pictures, check out the photographer’s Flickr site.

Piccadilly Circus, North side, 1962


Piccadilly Circus, West side, 1962


Piccadilly Circus at night, 1962


Victoria Embankment from Westminster Bridge, 1962


Big Ben across Westminster Bridge, 1962


National Galley, Trafalgar Square, 1965


Trafalgar Square. St Martin-in-the-Fields, 1965


The Mall during Jordanian State Visit, 1966


Tate Gallery, 1966


British Museum, Bloomsbury, 1966


River Thames from Westminster Bridge, 1966


Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, 1966


New Scotland Yard and Embankment, 1966


Parliament Square, 1967


Admiralty Arch, The Mall, 1967


Lion and Bus Stop, Westminster Bridge, 1967


Embankment Gardens, 1967


Bond Street looking north, 1967


Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square, 1967


Royal Law Courts, 1967


Restaurant in Hyde Park, 1967


St.George’s, Hanover Square, 1967


View from Hyde Park to Hilton Hotel, 1967


Regent Street looking north, 1967


County Hall, 1968


Kings Weighhouse Church, Duke Street, 1967


Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, 1967


Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly, 1970

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