maptacular:

11 Bird’s-Eye Views That Show How NYC Has Grown Over 350 Years
“Exactly 350 years ago today, New York City became New York City. The city itself already existed, of course: As the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. But on September 8th, 1664, the British gave it its permanent moniker, which makes today its name-day.”
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maptacular:

11 Bird’s-Eye Views That Show How NYC Has Grown Over 350 Years

Exactly 350 years ago today, New York City became New York City. The city itself already existed, of course: As the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. But on September 8th, 1664, the British gave it its permanent moniker, which makes today its name-day.”

See more at Gawker

Europe in 450

Europe in 450

streetview-snapshots:

Shackleton’s Hut, Cape Royds, Antarctica

streetview-snapshots:

Shackleton’s Hut, Cape Royds, Antarctica

ec1london:

Sign on The Jamaica Wine House, a pub in St Michael’s Alley in the City of London.http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pubs/london/jamaica-wine-house

ec1london:

Sign on The Jamaica Wine House, a pub in St Michael’s Alley in the City of London.
http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pubs/london/jamaica-wine-house

(via londonwalkr)

Queen Victoria’s funeral, 1901

streetview-snapshots:

Berlin Wall Memorial, Bernauerstrasse, Berlin

streetview-snapshots:

Berlin Wall Memorial, Bernauerstrasse, Berlin

onefrog:

London, 1677.
Superimposing maps over present-day London for a design project.

onefrog:

London, 1677.

Superimposing maps over present-day London for a design project.

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From 1634 - be afear’d of mad dogges.

From 1634 - be afear’d of mad dogges.

London 21-28 February 1664 - Stepney was a dangerous place then too, even when horses were not involved.

London 21-28 February 1664 - Stepney was a dangerous place then too, even when horses were not involved.

From 1686.  Watch those horses!

From 1686.  Watch those horses!

In Boston in 1811, people were dying from drinking cold water.

In Boston in 1811, people were dying from drinking cold water.

Bills of Mortality - in 1758 many people were still dying from Purples, but also from Itches and “Evil”. 

Bills of Mortality - in 1758 many people were still dying from Purples, but also from Itches and “Evil”.