Then and Now – The view from Bristol Bridge

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.

I always think I should give them 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.  The first instance of this that I noticed was in May 2019 when I went to  Manchester. It only really came to my attention that I was doing this a lot, when checking the Places function on the Apple Photos Mac App that I could see I had taken the same photograph of the same thing just years apart!

Working in Bristol I will often go for a walk at lunchtime, when I started working in Bristol, our office was at Castlepark so I would often go for a walk in the next door park. In December 2019 our office moved to Portwall Lane, still going for a walk, occasionally into town.

It would appear when I crossed Bristol Bridge I would take a photograph.

I only started working in Bristol in June 2015 and a month later in July I took this photograph from Bristol Bridge.

This was the same view six years later in November 2021, I had taken the image through Snapseed and enhanced it. The main differences are the addition of the Castle Park View tower block and Castle Bridge.

This was the view in February 2022.