Canon’s Marsh Gasworks

This is a regular series of blogs about photographs of the same place taken years apart. The first of the posts in this series was of a council building in Manchester. I always thought I should give then and now photographs a go. However what I have started to notice is that I have been doing Then and Now photographs unintentionally over the years and have been taking photographs of the same thing or place from the same view or perspective years apart. Now this has come to my attention I have started to intentionally take photographs of the same place.

I took this photograph of the Canon’s Marsh gasworks back in the mid 1990s whilst running a field trip down to the Bristol Harbourside. This was taken  with a Canon SLR on film and then scanned ten years later into a digital format.

On a recent walk on the other side of the river I took a photograph of the same scene with an iPhone 13.

The old gas works are now apartments and the gas tower was demolished and replaced with a new development.

Though not quite the same shot, this photograph from 2005 shows that ten years later the gas works building was still empty waiting to be developed.

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