Then and Now – Brentford Railway Station

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. However sometimes even though I have intentionally taken a photograph, I have found that I had also unintentionally taken a photograph of the same view before.

Back in August 2021 I was staying in Brentford and I caught the train from Brentford Station to Waterloo.

I uploaded this photograph to Google Maps and at the time of writing is my third most popular photograph I have submitted to Google Maps.

So when I was at Brentford Railway Station in June 2023, I took this photograph, with the intention that this would be the same view as the above photograph.

Brentford Railway Station

Also I was searching my images for the 2021 image I found this photograph I had taken at the same time with a train in the station.

Brentford Railway Station

So there is an intentional and an unintentional photograph of the station.

Back in September 2021 I was staying in Brentford and I caught the train from Brentford Station to Waterloo. I took a similar shot, not quite the same though.

Brentford Railway Station

Paddington has changed

Well, Paddington has changed on the tube map with the changes to the Elizabeth Line services now going straight through, not stopping at Paddington which they did until this month.

Before the Paddington name was on the Bakerloo line.

With the changes to the tube network over time, the map is getting constantly updated and changed.