Photos from London June 1946
Martin Geddes from Twitter inspired me for this post as he tweets his London art photos that ignite my old love for London.
My mother Ruth, (1923-2008) went to London among the first tourists from Denmark after WWII.
I am glad I have her album, and as a child, I enjoyed to look at the photos from this album as well as other more family-like photo albums.
The Danish tourists didn’t have much money, and they travelled by bicycles when out of central London. My mother has told me that without a supply of Danish food they would have had difficulties getting enough food during the trip. The white jackets and shorts on the young Danish men were made of bed sheets and stood out among the Londoners.
When I visited London in my youth in the 1970s buildings were still black from pollution, and here and there you could see ruins from the war-time. But not like what my mother witnessed in 1946.
I was 15 years old when I came to London for the first time. My parents took my twin brother and me to these same sights, and when I go to London nowadays, I still visit these same places. I inherited my mother’s love for London.