The house where I live is about 120 years old. It was probably built as a place to house a worker on the B&O Railroad Yard, which is a few blocks away. In the US, my house is considered extremely old. But in the UK, it would be relatively young! I love being able to see glimpses of the past as I walk the streets and lanes in London, and watching people going about their everyday life, just as Londoners have done for generations.
In the neighbourhood where I stayed, there was a produce market almost every day. The locals would get fresh fruit and vegetables on their way home from work. It's a great way to live. I noticed a barrow standing on the street and did a little photoshop magic with it - just deleting the colour to make it a sepia-tone (which my designer assures me is the mark of an amateur). These barrows would be wheeled out and lined up along the street and the produce would be loaded on them.
In London, the shadows of the past are all around. Look for them in everyday moments.