Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Big Apple, then and now

A few years ago at Powell's Books, I ran across a coffee table book called Oregon Then and Now, in which a photographer used a volume of older photos of the state, then shot new photos from the same vantage points so as to visually document the changes over the decades.

Today I just found a similar collection of then-and-now photos, but the subject is New York City. The site is called New York Changing, and it's quite fascinating.

1936 1997

Credit goes to The Wheezer Society, who posted about this earlier today.

6 Talked Back:

At August 18, 2005 at 10:21:00 PM CDT, Blogger Jim said...

did you notice the same guy on a bicycle in both pictures collecting cans


At August 19, 2005 at 1:03:00 AM CDT, Blogger stan said...

His wheels are way better in the second one though, it's all in the details


At August 19, 2005 at 9:26:00 AM CDT, Blogger pain said...

wow, that is cool. almost looks more busy in 36. hasn't really changed that much. have you been to nyc to see it in person?


At August 19, 2005 at 10:04:00 AM CDT, Blogger stan said...

No, but someday I'd like to take a vacation there. See the sights, be in a Letterman audience, get mugged on the subway, I can't wait!


At August 20, 2005 at 3:54:00 PM CDT, Blogger pain said...

it's not that bad there. i have never gotten mugged. have seen some stuff, my sister in law lives on upper east side. it is an experience!


At August 21, 2005 at 3:53:00 PM CDT, Blogger Nonsensical_Flounderings said...

Cool, I Googled and Amzone have the Seattle & Portland Then and Now books. I'll have to check the library.



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