Friday, 10 September 2010

Now and then......

I like comparing 'then' and 'now' photographs, and here is a pair showing the old Post Office in Dent, on the interestingly named road The Laning. As the first photo shows, it is no longer a Post Office but a private house. I don't know how old the second photo is - possibly taken just before the First World War? The lady still appears to be wearing a high-necked Edwardian dress. The road is rough and stony and clearly a pony and trap was the local mode of transport of the day.

10 comments:

  1. I'd say you are just about right with regards to the date. Interesting to note the demeanour of the lad against the wall. Similar poses can still be seen today. I guess teenagers probably haven't changed so much as we'd think.

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  2. How gorgeous ! it's incredible that this house could remain so well through ages!I also love comparing present and past; great post!

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  3. i love seeing photos like this, it is so interesting to compare what a place looks like now and what it use to look like :)

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  4. My dream is to move there and live in one of those adorable quaint houses. It'll never happen, but I like the dream.

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  5. Really unique.I wouldn't mind the pony for transportation now.We have a lot of Amish nearby who refrain from modern entrapments and still use carriges and buggies.

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  6. I'd love to see inside! I can imagine myself living in a place like that.

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  7. This is great, Jenny! I also like the 'then and now' thing. The shot you took seems vintage too. Lovely!

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  8. It's been fun looking at the differences between the two photos.Thanks for showing the before and after picture.

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  9. Oh neat, I thought the first shot was the vintage shot until I saw the second! Nice!

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