Then and Now – Bristol Temple Meads

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.

Bristol Temple Meads is the oldest and largest railway station in Bristol, England. It was designed by the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and opened in 1840. It’s a major transport hub for the city, connecting Bristol to other parts of the UK and beyond.

This photograph was taken in January 2018 with an iPhone 6s Plus.

I took a similar photograph in January 2020 with an iPhone 8.

I took an almost similar photograph in January 2024, but not quite, with an iPhone 13.

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