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.
I was in Manchester at a conference and was walking back to my hotel. I turned a corner and I was reminded of a photograph I had taken at that conference in 2005.
I had attended a conference in Manchester in 2005 and had taken a couple of photographs including this one of the University gatehouse.
When the conference returned to Manchester in 2009, it was at a different location and I forgot about this view. I also couldn’t remember where it actually was on later visits to Manchester.
So it was quite an interesting surprise when I walked around the corner and there was this view of Manchester that I knew from 2005.
The gatehouse looked a little worse for wear, and the trees had grown, but apart from that little has changed in seventeen years.