Friday, 20 January 2012

Avant - après


VP of Livorno DP sometimes shows comparisons between then and now, which gave me this idea. This opaque watercolour by Larouzière (which is a postcard I photographed) shows Avenue Nepveu with the palace chapel on the left. The scene below, though not the exact replica was caught on 14 January...
VP de Livourne montre parfois des comparaisons avant-après ce qui m'a donné cette idée. Voici l'avenue Nepveu, avec à gauche la chapelle du château. C'est une gouache de Larouzière (une carte que j'ai photographiée). Dessous, la scène de rue photographiée le 14/01.

20 comments:

Lowell said...

A very close comparison! Most interesting and well-done, Ciel! But did you notice how in the olden days the buildings seem to be falling in on each other. That would have been a little scary, I think.

Robert Geiss said...

Es gibt zum Glück noch eine Lampe, an der man sich treffen kann.

Einen guten Freitag dir.

Jack said...

Very interesting. I have enjoyed VP's comparisons and I enjoy your comparison today.

Remington or Borglum? There is room in your collection for both. Remington is better known, and is perhaps the better investment, but personally I like today's Borglum better.

bfarr said...

I really enjoy before and afters such as this. Charming watercolor and I like your interpretation as well.

Theanne said...

things change, things stay the same...nice comparison!

Randy said...

What a wonderful thing to see. I might have to think about doing one.

Bob Crowe said...

The pavement is less dangerous to walk upon these days. Looks like the air is cleaner, too.

ALAIN said...

Ce qui a le moins changé, c'est la lanterne

Malyss said...

Moi aussi je le fais de temps en temps , avec des cartes postales en N&B.
Ton coin n'a pas tant changé que ça , en fin de compte. Ce sont les vehicules qui changent, et la circulation avec.

Bergson said...

rien ne change mis à part les fils enterrés

merci pour la mise en garde
bon week end

EG Wow said...

Very interesting, I think. I love the comparison of the THEN and NOW.

VP said...

Thank you for the undeserved mention, it is always interesting to have an idea about how things were at the times...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

J'adore comparison shots Ciel, it looks like there is another building on the right hand side that is the same as well as the palace chapel.
You will never believe it but today we were meant to have heavy rain and thunderstorms, well about 5miles down the road they did, I could see it, but where I am, not ONE DROP, I was NOT happy, so yes please, send me some drizzle haha!

Dina said...

The way it used to be looks more inviting.
Wish we could time travel.

Regina K said...

It is amazing how things change, even from when I was young.

JM said...

I always enjoy seeing this before-after thing.

Cezar and Léia said...

I have the impression that "avant" was more charming...
God bless you!
Cezar

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Quite an interesting contrast in time. Great post.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Halcyon said...

It has changed a bit!

Kaori said...

I love these comparison posts! Hope we'll be seeing more :D