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Faux Vintage shows a collection of contemporary pictures, edited to bring their historical context to the fore.

It was last updated in Gallery Minimal on Fri Sep 23 2022 and is 18 pictures long.

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The Bund not quite as it was …
comment on Flickr … Processed from a shot my brother took a couple of weeks ago while in Shanghai. zhongshanroad,landscape,urban,landmark,building,architecture,reflection,façade,rain,shànghǎi,wàitān,customhouse,hsbcbuilding,russelcobuilding,greatnortherntelegraphbuilding,china,shanghai,thebund,monochrome,shotoniphone All Rights Reserved
Once the voice of freedom …
comment on Flickr … Broadcasting House. Most of the BBC programs directed at occupied Europe were recorded here. Shot with 18mm Moment wide lens portlandplace,bw,vintage,1940,building,architecture,uk,w1c,london,langhamplace,broadcastinghouse,monochrome,shotoniphone CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Sentries are gone. Sandbags too …
comment on Flickr … HQ, Free French Forces — July 1940 goo.gl/images/LLFXYq www.christopherlong.co.uk/pri/degaulle.html en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_France Shot with 7.98 / 56mm Moment Tele Lens vintage,bw,july1940,charlesdegaulle,freefrance,freefrenchforces,hq,uk,w1c,london,4carltongardens,monochrome CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Rommel has left
comment on Flickr Processed from a picture shot at La Roche-Guyon Castle yesterday by my brother. bw,erwinrommel,95780,france,landscape,history,retro,vintage,june1944,castle,larocheguyon,monochrome,shotoniphone CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
De Gaulle’s Refuge
comment on Flickr Shot with 7.98 / 56mm Moment Tele Lens freefrench,october1942,charlesdegaulle,uk,nw3,london,hampstead,99frognal,stdorothysconvent CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Atmosphère anyone ?
comment on Flickr Shot with a very wet 7.98 / 56mm Moment Tele Lens hotel,building,marcelcarné,film,vintage,nb,arletty,france,paris,75010,quaidejemmapes,hôteldunord,monochrome,shotoniphone CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
RAF Hendon: HT–H is in trouble …
comment on Flickr … HT-H is a replica Spitfire IX wearing the markings of a 601 Squadron Spitfire XVI based at RAF Hendon during the war. It’s now serving as RAF Museum’s gate guardian. A little creative processing in Snapseed places it back in context :-) spitfire,tb288,hth,vintage,monochrome,uk,nw9,london,colindale,grahameparkway,rafmuseum,hendonaerodrome,gateguardian,replica,spitfireix CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Any landing you can walk away from …
comment on Flickr … that is a good landing. HT-H – a replica Spitfire IX installed as the RAF Museum’s gate guardian – is wearing the markings of 601 Squadron, based at RAF Hendon during the war. crashlanding,trees,gateguardian,monochrome,spitfire,vintage,uk,nw9,london,colindale,grahameparkway,rafmuseum,hendonaerodrome,replica,spitfireix,hth,tb288 CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Fortress in the Sky …
comment on Flickr … Boing B17G Flying Fortress, in the livery of 332nd Squadron, 94th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, USAAF, operating out of RAF Bury St. Edmunds from 1944 in support of the strategic bombing campaign against Germany. shotoniphone,bomber,aircraft,vintage,uk,nw9,london,colindale,grahameparkway,hendonaerodrome,rafmuseum,usarmyairforce,usaaf,8thairforce,3rdairdivision,94thbombardmentgroupheavy,332ndbombardmentsquadron,4483868,77233,flyingfortress,b17g,boing CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
HMS Belfast circa 2019
comment on Flickr monochrome,retro,vintage,uk,se1,london,southwark,thequeen’swalk,hmsbelfast CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Traction
comment on Flickr 45390,shotoniphone,retro,monochrome,france,loiret,puiseaux,ruesaintjacques,vintage,car,tractionavant,citroen CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
RAF Hornchurch – Officers Quarters …
comment on Flickr … the building still stands today on Astra Close, but all the flats are privately owned. shotoniphone,building,monochrome,vintage,uk,rm12,london,havering,hornchurch,astraclose,officersquarters CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Sheltering …
comment on Flickr … fortunately it’s only from the inclement elements :-) In 1940, it could have been from exploding ordnance or burning avgas. A view from the last surviving E pen dispersal at RAF Hornchurch. shotoniphone,shelter,epen,dispersal,monochrome,vintage,uk,rm12,london,hornchurch,hornchurchcountrypark,rafhornchurch CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Air Raid On …
comment on Flickr ... dive into the Tett turret and start firing skywards :-) From what can still be seen around the perimeter of RAF Hornchurch, Tett turrets were glorified manholes, kept more or less dry and more or less protected by a rotating (when operational) concrete open top. They offered very limited protection against schrapnel and blast. shotoniphone,landscape,monochrome,vintage,uk,rm12,london,havering,hornchurch,hornchurchcountrypark,rafhornchurch,tettturret CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Sharkmouth at dawn …
comment on Flickr … March 1945: GA-S, Lt. Blanchford’s Mustang IV sits on the flight line of No. 112 Squadron, RAF in Lavariano, Italy. Well, not quite actually. This North American P-51D Mustang was built in 1944 for the USAAF but never saw combat. After a brief service with the RCAF, it was sold to a number of private individuals and organisations. It currently flies from Duxford with the Flying Legends. 4411602,kh774,112squadron,raf,sharksquadron,gas,aircraft,monochrome,vintage,iwmduxford,uk,cb22,cambridge,duxford,duxfordaerodrome,flyinglegends,mustang,p51d,northamerican CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Fighting Donald Duck …
comment on Flickr ... this Mustang wears the livery of Capt. Donald Emerson’s aircraft, operating out of RAF Debden in 1944. Captain Emerson died aged 21, shot down over Belgium on Boxing Day of that year. vfb,x100f,aircraft,fighter,vintage,uk,nw9,london,colindale,grahameparkway,hendonaerodrome,rafmuseum,usaaf,8thairforce,4thfightergroup,336thfightersquadron,413317,mustang,p51d,northamerican,img1321 CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
The Thames in Richmond circa 1920 …
comment on Flickr … or is it 2020 :-) ? boats,x100f,monochrome,landscape,vintage,uk,tw9,london,richmond,riverthames,richmondbridge,richmondriverside,img1436 All Rights Reserved
The Red Army is Liberating Bermondsey …
comment on Flickr … a flash from an alternate Universe :-) This is a genuine T34/85 tank, formerly in Czechoslovakian service, similar to those which drove West with the legions of Zhukov and Konev … Explored #62 on April 25th 2021. shotraw,xt4,monochrome,fauxvintage,contemporaryart,installation,tank,t3485,uk,se1,london,southwark,bermondsey,page’swalk,stompiegarden,dscf4730 CC BY-NC-ND 2.0