Amazing Pictures Show Rare Then And Now Views Of Britain From Above

Both austere and enchanting, they provide a rare insight into the make-up of the British landscape after the first World War.

But were it not for a major conservation project, these stunning pictures of some of Britains most famous landmarks could have been lost forever.

From St Pauls Cathedral to the Blackpool Tower, Britain From Above have made more than 15,000 stunning photographs taken between 1919 and 1953 available on their website.

These iconic pictures, along with their modern day counterparts, show how rapidly the face of modern Britain is changing.

In the words of venerated philosopher Jean Cocteau: life moves pretty fast, if you dont stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Windsor Castle and The Home Park, Windsor

Then (1928)

Windsor Castle


Windsor Castle 2015