Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Awesome Animation of 17th Century London

Ever wonder what 17th century London looked like? This cool award-winning animation lets you see block after block, as it might have looked just before the great fire of 1666.

According to Open Culture where you can find the story, university students created the animation and note that "the students used a realistic street pattern [taken from historical maps] and even included the hanging signs of genuine inns and businesses” mentioned in diaries from the period."

My thanks to my collegue Jeff Feinstein for sending me the link.

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