Marvellous Monochromatic Photography of Architecture and Cityscapes

Marvellous Monochromatic Photography of Architecture and Cityscapes

The Bridgeman archive is home to some beautiful, and at times haunting, photographs of cityscapes and renowned monuments, in London and around the world. Take a journey through history with this selection of stunning black and white shots from Mirrorpix: the picture library and photographic archive from The Daily Mirror, offering more than a century of historical and contemporary editorial images and photojournalism.

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The ‘spidermen’ painters with plenty of paintwork to cover the golf ball radar domes, May 1966 (b/w photo) / RAF Fylindales, North York Moors, UK / © Mirrorpix / Bridgeman Images

This is one of my favourite photographs in the collection – what a job this must have been for the ‘spidermen’ painters! The satellite ground station site spreads across 545 acres of land and is described as the largest electronic monitoring station in the world. The highly distinctive white radomes are said to monitor communications in Europe and the Middle East, though the local Yorkshire residents simply refer to them as ‘the massive golf balls’.

 

The Daily Mirror photographers have done an amazing job of capturing Britain ~

From raging fires…

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Fires raging around St. Paul’s Cathedral during the night of bombing on 29th December 1940 (b/w photo) / London, UK / © Mirrorpix / Bridgeman Images
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On the London City Road EC1, fireman carry down a woman who was trapped in debris (b/w photo) / London, UK / © Mirrorpix / Bridgeman Images

to all too familiar sights…

The queue to get home outside a suburban tube station, c.1946 (b/w photo) / London, UK / © Mirrorpix / Bridgeman Images
The queue to get home outside a suburban tube station, c.1946 (b/w photo) / London, UK / © Mirrorpix / Bridgeman Images
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Congestion at the junction of Tottenham Court Road and St Giles Circus, August 1934 (sepia photo) / London, UK / © Mirrorpix / Bridgeman Images

and just the very quaint…

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Man and woman sightseeing in an English town with Tudor style houses, October 1952 (b/w photo) / © Mirrorpix / Bridgeman Images
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A Spirit-of-the-Blitz milk bar in London, where there had been a dairy until bombing destroyed it (b/w photo) / London, UK / © Mirrorpix / Bridgeman Images

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View all images from Mirrorpix in the Bridgeman archive

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