A Grisly Gallery: The 'Infamous City' Photo Project

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A Grisly Gallery: The 'Infamous City' Photo Project
Mitre Square - The body of Catherine Eddowes was found here on the night of the 'double murder' by Jack the Ripper in 1888
Mitre Square - The body of Catherine Eddowes was found here on the night of the 'double murder' by Jack the Ripper in 1888
Hanbury Street - Body of Annie Chapman found in 1888, murdered by Jack the Ripper
Hanbury Street - Body of Annie Chapman found in 1888, murdered by Jack the Ripper
79 Gloucester Road - Basement office belonging to John George Haigh, also know as the 'acid bath murderer - 'he dissolved his victims bodies in acid to hide evidence
79 Gloucester Road - Basement office belonging to John George Haigh, also know as the 'acid bath murderer - 'he dissolved his victims bodies in acid to hide evidence
Blind Begger - Pub where George Cornell was shot and killed by Ronnie Kray during the height of the Kray's rule of gangster London
Blind Begger - Pub where George Cornell was shot and killed by Ronnie Kray during the height of the Kray's rule of gangster London
Bethlem Hospital - Now the Imperial War Museum, the building once housed Bethlem Hospital, commonly known as Bedlam. Wings were added here for the criminally insane
Bethlem Hospital - Now the Imperial War Museum, the building once housed Bethlem Hospital, commonly known as Bedlam. Wings were added here for the criminally insane
Banqueting House - Site of King Charles I's public execution at Whitehall
Banqueting House - Site of King Charles I's public execution at Whitehall
Tyburn - Site of public executions, near Marble Arch. Estimates of 40,000 to 60,000 people executed here
Tyburn - Site of public executions, near Marble Arch. Estimates of 40,000 to 60,000 people executed here
Savoy Hotel - The murder of Prince Ali Kemal Fahmy Bey, almost certainly shot and killed by his wife Marguerite, she was found not guilty
Savoy Hotel - The murder of Prince Ali Kemal Fahmy Bey, almost certainly shot and killed by his wife Marguerite, she was found not guilty
10 Rillington Place - Once the Rillington Place, this is where John Reginald Halliday Christie lived and strangled at least 8 women, also letting his lodger be found guilty and hanged for his own crimes. He was later hanged.
10 Rillington Place - Once the Rillington Place, this is where John Reginald Halliday Christie lived and strangled at least 8 women, also letting his lodger be found guilty and hanged for his own crimes. He was later hanged.
Pudding Lane - where the Great Fire of London started
Pudding Lane - where the Great Fire of London started
Newgate Prison - Now the site of the Central Criminal Courts, Newgate was London's most notorious prison
Newgate Prison - Now the site of the Central Criminal Courts, Newgate was London's most notorious prison

Here's a grisly gallery for Halloween. Reader Tom Dingley got in touch to tell us about his 'Infamous City' photo project:

My project started some years ago when I read through chapters of a book; The Black Plaque guide to London. At first I did not think to photograph them, until I was set a project with the theme of 'city'. I chose the dark, infamous history of London. It may seem macabre, but London wouldn't be London without the blood stains on its streets. From Jack the Ripper, to crime and executions, the fascination with our infamous city is global. It is also interesting to see how locations change and develop over years. A murder scene making way for the Truman brewery, for example.

Photographs and captions by Tom Dingley. Find out more about the project at his Facebook page.

Last Updated 31 October 2011

Jason Hirst

What beautiful pictures.

timeservedapp

excellent , throughly enjoyed thoseĀ 

IvonaPoyntz

Haunting