|A while ago, the VintageEveryDay site (an archive of old photos) ran three 1901 photos of Boston's Province Court and Province Street.
I thought it would be fun to try reproduce the same shots today, to see what's changed. So, on a recent trip downtown, I did just that.
Finding the streets was easy: They're just off the Common, and have been there since colonial days:
But, man, have things changed in the last 113 years. Not just the buildings, but even the street elevation is different.
Some major changes are very recent, as this plaque explains:
The changes made finding the same vantages rather difficult. But, with a lot of head scratching and wandering back and forth, I matched things up as best I could.
Now (a parked delivery truck meant I had to shoot from the wrong side of the street):
And the biggest change; then:
Boston has a reputation for holding on to its past, but this fun project shows just how much at least some parts have changed. :)
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