Quiz: Can You Spot the Difference Between the Streets of London and New York City?

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New photography exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York to celebrate the world’s largest competition

The Olympics are almost upon us! But even if you’re not into sports, this year’s Olympics have given us something else to look at.

In honor of the Games, the Museum of London and its project, London Street Photography, will be arriving in New York City to pair up with the Museum of the City of New York’s New York Street Photography. (Confused?)

The two projects by the two museums will join force to give us an array of beautiful street photography captured over the past century and to celebrate the quadrennial competition.

The exhibition opens on July 27 at the Museum of the City of New York— 1220 5th Ave.

Below are a few preview pictures that will be featured, do you know which are from London, and which from New York? And don’t take credit for the first one that tells you, cheaters.

I got the first one, but that’s it. (For those who are dying to know the answers are below)

Image 1: NEW YORK (Jessie Tarbox Beals, Patchin Place in Greenwich Village, New York, c. 1910, Museum of the City of New York)

Image 2: NEW YORK (Jacob A. Riis, Bandit’s Roost, 59 1/2,  Mulberry Street, c. 1888, Museum of the City of New York)

Image 3: NEW YORK (Vincent Cianni, Jump, South 1st Street,  Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 1995, Museum of the City of New York. Gift of the photographer in memory of Fred L. Cianni)

Image 4: LONDON (Peter Marshall (b.1945), Shopkeeper outside a grocery shop, Hessel Street, Whitechapel, 1991, © Peter Marshall/ Courtesy Museum of London)

Image 5: LONDON (David Gibson (b.1957), London, 2008, © David Gibson/ courtesy Museum of London)

Image 6: LONDON (Matt Stuart (b.1974), Trafalgar Square, 2006,  © Matt Stuart /Courtesy Museum of London)

Image 7: NEW YORK (Paul Strand, Wall Street, 1915, Courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York, Private Collection)

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