A few months ago I published an item featuring photographs of old postcards manually overlaid on the same environments today. I had a lot of fun producing those shots, and one of the pictures even came top in a competition to celebrate the Jetée Thiers pier in Arcachon.
|Here we are in the Jardins de l'Hôtel de Ville in central Bordeaux, and the 1905 postcard shows a number of smart, well-dressed grown-ups and children congregated around the circular pond, which is still very much in position!|
|On Rue Sainte-Catherine holding a postcard that harks back to the days when the building on the right was a Nouvelles-Galéries department store. The street was possibly freshly pedestrianised as cars were first banished in 1976 and the picture dates from the late 1970s, or possibly the early 1980s. Whatever happened to the two long-haired guys with their acoustic guitar?|