Fancy meddling with time and space? We recently asked you to merge the past, present and future of our city in imaginative ways. It could be a drawing, painting, manipulated photograph, or even a map.
Alex Knights sends us this photo montage showing the streets of Crystal Palace, with the gigantic glass exhibition hall looming behind, as though it had never burned down. Alex explains:
I took the shot from the same position as the old photograph, so should be located exactly as it would have been. I believe the original photograph was taken by none other than Emile Zola when he was in hiding in Crystal Palace after the Dreyfus Affair. While keeping a low(ish) profile, he kept himself occupied by playing around with a camera – a new medium at the time. The streets below the palace are surprising unchanged — except for the cars!
We’re welcoming further entries to the Time Travel London competition for the foreseeable future. Perhaps you’ll depict Shakespeare pedalling a Boris Bike through Southwark, or Christopher Wren sketching out plans for the Shard. Thinking caps on! Send images to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for entry. We hope to show the most imaginative entries at a future exhibition.