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Can you tell where this is? Man is left shocked after Reddit users decipher his late father’s location in 1950s photograph within hours of him posting it

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Looking at both the National Gallery and Nelson's Column in the background, users correctly noted that the photo was taken in Pall Mall, located just off Trafalgar Square in central London.

A man shared his surprise after Reddit users were able to guess his late father’s location from an old black and white photograph.

The user, from London, shared a photo of his father, who died 30 years ago, on Reddit.

The individual estimated that the photograph was taken in London sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

However, they were puzzled as to where the exact location of the snap was, perhaps unable to identify it.

But within minutes someone managed to pinpoint the exact location and shared a photo of what it looked like today.

Looking at both the National Gallery and Nelson’s Column in the background, users correctly noted that the photo was taken in Pall Mall, located just off Trafalgar Square in central London.

“Can anyone help us determine where this could have been taken?” wrote the user, who goes by the name Shifty Howe.

“I don’t have much to say other than it was in London after my father was demobilized from national service, which happened some time after the Suez Canal crisis…

“So I’m guessing the picture is from the late ’50s and early ’60s.”

While the original poster couldn’t determine where it was taken, others were quick to point out an important monument that gave a big clue.

Looking at both the National Gallery and Nelson’s Column in the background, users correctly noted that it was taken in Pall Mall, located just off Trafalgar Square in central London.

The location, in Pall Mall, is shown in today's photo.

The location, in Pall Mall, is shown in today’s photo.

One user said: ‘Pall Mall, on the corner of Haymarket. Looking in the direction of Trafalgar Square.

A second wrote: “Photograph was taken near Trafalgar Square, can be seen from the National Gallery in the background.”

A third chimed in: “Looks like Pall Mall.”

Others noted how the father of the original poster resembled the famous Kray twins, famous for their criminal activity in London’s East End.

While the original poster couldn't determine where it was taken, others were quick to point out an important monument that gave a big clue.

While the original poster couldn’t determine where it was taken, others were quick to point out an important monument that gave a big clue.

Another comment read: “Why did I assume it was one of the Kray twins?”

Another added: “Serious Kray vibes from your dad.”

More Redditors joked about the man’s posture in the original photo, comparing him to a famous Italian monument.

One joked: “How is he able to lean so far without falling?”

Another commented: “Is he doing a knock-off of the Leaning Tower of Pisa?”

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