So we all know Buzzfeed, right? The viral media “news” website that can suck away your productivity like no other? I admit, I don’t follow it on my blog reader or Facebook, but thanks to others’ sharing tendencies, I find myself clicking that way a couple times a week. Generally it’s a list of sorts that pipes my interest briefly, and after I’m done wasting five minutes or so of my life, I quickly forget the content.
Every now and then, though, the site throws up something worth my time (and I don’t just mean any and all Game of Thrones-related content). I recently came across these images of London streets via Refinery 29: the modern-day photographs are superimposed with older images taken on the same spot, reminding us Londoners of the history that is always surrounding us.
When living in London (or any large city), it’s easy to get caught in your own experience bubble, and I often find myself grumbling about the weather, public transport and the (general) lack of customer service in this town, rather than remembering how lucky I am to live in this historic place. So much has happened here, good and bad, touching so many, many lives. Today, I’m happy to be one of them, and to be reminded occasionally of those that came before.