We can tell what Manchester used to be like by looking at old photos and illustrations. But Andrew Farris has gone a step further by travelling the world taking photographs and juxtaposing them with old photos and pictures taken from the same spot.
He was in Manchester earlier this year and took some photos which illustrate how dramatically the city has changed – not always for the better – and, occasionally, hardly changed at all. We think you’ll agree the results are fascinating.
Portland and Princess Street
Back Turner Street, Northern Quarter
Blackfriars Bridge (toward Salford)
Oldham Street, Northern Quarter
Shude Hill Market
What has changed for the better and what hasn’t? Let us know what you think.
For more pictures of Manchester, visit his interactive blog, hover over the pictures and activate the fade in and fade out effect with dramatic results!
Follow Andrew @onthisspotblog
Then photos are courtesy of the Manchester City Council Local Image Collection.