Then and Now – Broadmead

This is a regular series of blogs about photographs of the same place taken years apart. I quite like those Then and Now comparison photographs that you see in books or on the Twitter or Facebook.  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.

After Cabot Circus was completed there was a bridge at one end looking down Broadmead.

I first took a photograph down Broadmead in November 2015. I then used Snapseed to enhance the image.  The original image was taken with an iPhone 6s Plus.

I took another shot from the same location in November 2017. This image was  also taken with an iPhone 6s Plus.

It was then four years later in November 2021 that I took a similar photograph. This time I took the photograph was taken with an iPhone 8. This was much better at capturing photographs in low light.

The next one was a month later in daytime, in December 2021. Also taken with an iPhone 8.

A year later in December 2022 I took the same photograph again, this time with an iPhone 13.

So when I was in Broadmead in July 2023, so using my iPhone 13 I took the same photograph (this time intentionally).