Francesco Guardi - The Piazza San Marco towards the Basilica,1765. The tower next to the basilica today is a replacement for this one, which stood from the 15th century until it collapsed in 1902
Edward Hopper - Nighthawks, 1942). The location of Hopper’s subject has been widely debated, but seems to be on the south-west side of Mulry Square, where Perry Street slants.
Canaletto - A Regatta on the Grand Canal, 1740. The man on the left in yellow staring at the viewer is supposedly Joseph Smith, the famous patron of Canaletto & British consul in Venice.
William Logsdail - St. Martin in the Fields, 1888.
St Martin in the Fields church is situated on the opposite side of Trafalgar Square to Northumberland House.
The way we document the surroundings change together with the face of the cities we live in. Halley Docherty has taken 18th and 19th-century well known historical paintings of city scenes around the world and superimposed them on to present-day Google Street View screenshots. Take a look at more collages of cities then and now!
Photo credits (do not remove if you reblog!) : Halley Docherty.
Via The Guardian