Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Scali D'Azeglio

Palazzo dell'Aquila Nera, scali d'Azeglio, Fosso Reale, LivornoI hope I'm not abusing this “one hundred years apart” trick, but when I find a new old postcard I can't resist replicating it.Vintage postcard, Palazzo dell'Aquila Nera, scali d'Azeglio, Fosso Reale, LivornoHere is a view of the “Scali d'Azeglio” and the “Fosso Reale” (Royal Canal), it is clearly visible the “Palazzo dell'Aquila Nera”.

33 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

On the contrary! It remains a fascinating perspective and you're doing this very well.

Cherie said...

abuse?? you did it justice!! thank you for sharing your talent! and the excellent result!

Tinsie said...

Has anything changed in the meantime?! The two photos look almost identical, it's amazing!

P.S. How about showing us 7 blue items from your kitchen next? :-)

brattcat said...

Simply amazing. You could step out of the way-back machine and think you'd gone nowhere.

Jacob said...

Not abuse at all; but re-use. These two photos are wonderful! It's just amazing at how little things have changed over 100 years.

Well, hell, I'm almost that old and I haven't changed at all!

Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration.

Just a tad.

James said...

I recently spent 45 minutes in a museum bookstore looking at Philadelphia then and now pictures. I love this!

Leif Hagen said...

I guess there are more boats today than 100 years ago! More colorful now and more grey back then! I prefer the here and now rather than the there and then!

Ellie said...

Wow! Double Wow! You nailed this one to the millimeter - how did you find the spot? I wonder how did they got rid of the boats at the time - there must have been boats at the time. It is easy in the digital era, but I used to have a home lab to make photos - it was very hard to edit those.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

You're doing an utterly amazing job of this!!! Wonderful how well-matched!! And very interesting!!!!

Kcalpesh said...

Not so much of a change except for the number of boats! Cool comparision!

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cieldequimper said...

Can't get enough of them. It does look like not much has changed!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic shot !! Beautiful !!

joo said...

It hasn't changed much! Beautiful place by the way:)

Roberto S said...

It might be comforting to see not much has changed over the past 100 years.
But I find it slightly worrying, in a way.

Halcyon said...

I like these postcard series. It's surprising how little things in your city have changed over the years.

Antjas said...

Nothing has changed except for the fact someone seemed to be swimming in the canal way back then. Today you would get run over by a boat or swallow a lot of diesel fuel.

A testament as well to the workmanship of years gone by.

Andreea said...

This is actually really cool to see, especially when so little has changed. Amazing.

Stine in Ontario said...

I'm very impressed! It's amazing that you found a scene that has changed so little over time...and then you captured the exact same angle. Well done!

nobu said...

It is great that the beautiful scenery has not changed.

B SQUARED said...

So few changes. So remarkable.

Luis Gomez said...

Really amazing. Love the photos. I would agree with Roberto it is kind of weird that nothing has changed much.

Ilse said...

Wonderful. One of the great things about Italy is the continuity from past to present which creates an extraordinary sense of national self-identity. BTW I read yesterday that a sequel to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was released yesterday here in the States.

Vogon Poet said...

@ Ellie - No boats here at the time, it wasn't a commercial area.
@ Roberto S - You probably know that you're right to be worried, as I am.
@ Ilse - Great, a new hope for Vogon poetry to bore the Universe! Thanks for the tip, I've already checked everything online!

tapirgal said...

No, no! Keep up the comparisons! In this case I like the modern scene with the boats. In your last one I liked the older scene. I'm enjoying this.

Cezar and Léia said...

I like this kind of "game". Both pictures are fabulous.
Léia

Roberto S said...

@Ilse - Too bad that in Italy too often "continuity with the past" means "struggle to keep the pace".
@VP - A quick bite here, if you can't wait. And yes, I know what you mean, but this blog of yours may help people to thing again about all the beauty we're leaving behind.

JM said...

It looks exactly the same! How amazing! Keep them coming, VP.

gogouci said...

Very nicely done. Other than boat traffic, not much has changed in 100 years.

Hilda said...

You collect old postcards?

No, you are definitely not abusing it. I really enjoy these posts! And again, I'm amazed that very little has changed! Remove the cars and the boats, and I only see two minor differences: the curved arch of the doorways and that structure sticking out over the water.

Ellie said...

Looks fabulous without boats, but on the other hand I like business of the modern world.

Wolynski said...

I love those before and after shots. If you did yours in B&W, nobody would know the difference, because nothing has changed, not even the curtains in the windows. Well, the boats.

ltcjdc47@aol.com said...

Vogon - Great idea. Almost like before and after. Keep up the great work. Your post are always interesting. the best Daily Photo site I have seen.

White Oleander said...

Not much has changed.