Below and above

If you happen to find yourself in London looking for an off-the-beaten-path tour, check out Southwark’s Below and Above tours.

Museum of London archaeologist Julian Bowsher walks around the streets of Bankside in the company of Ken Greig of Greig Stephenson Architects. The archaeologist describes what was found below and the architect describes the architecture above – a dialogue between past and present.

It sounds like a neat way to see the city.

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Comment by pitshade
2006-06-19 22:37:48

I wonder if any of the abandoned cemeteries were brought up. According to the Necropolis book, quite a few were built over for rail stations.

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Comment by livius drusus
2006-06-19 22:41:09

I was wondering about that too. I bet the archaeologist could say “and there was once a graveyard here” every other block.

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2011-06-06 12:28:45

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2011-06-07 03:16:58

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