Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What a great idea!

I have never posted twice in one day, but this excited me!!

Someone sent me a link to a group of photos that take the "before and after" idea one step further...it is on Flicker as "Looking Into The Past", but I can't seem to link it here!!?? Help?

I was so excited to try it that I grabbed the one old photo we have of our house and ran outside to try this out....

It's much harder than you think to get everything lined up correctly. You really can't see properly while peering at the screen on your camera, with the sun shining. But anyway, it is still cool!

This is our street, looking up towards Lake Ave. today . Can't really see much for the trees and bushes...



This photo was taken c. 1950. It is of a boy who lived two doors down from us, and given to me by his brother a few years ago. Our house is the middle one, with the big tree in front. I learned two things from this picture. One, the living room window was a bay window at this time. I wouldn't think that would have been original to the 1886 house. Two, the front porch (in 1950 anyway), was not at all what I had pictured. My guess is that this porch was not original to 1886 either. Poor house.

6 comments:

Sadie Says said...

Yay!! Very well done.

1000 Fascinations said...

I love this blog. My grandparents used to live on Argyle. In fact I'm pretty sure the picture of the boy down the street is my dad.

jenny said...

What?! Are you a Wallace?

1000 Fascinations said...

Yes, I'm a Wallace. My uncle must have given you the photo.

jenny said...

Yes he did! But the big question: do you have any more photos of Argyle Street? Your grandparents house was still pretty when we moved here, but now it is a rental and not looking so good. Sad. I'd love to see photos of it in it's prime!

twothousandwords said...

I'm sorry I have no photos of the house. I moved from CP when I was young and relied on the adults to take the pictures.

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