I’ve always been fascinated how the things around us change over time…..sometimes almost imperceptibly.
I was brought up in the Lancashire town of Prescot, just outside Liverpool, recently I came across some photos I’d taken in the late 1970’s of my home town when I was just getting into photography and art; I thought it would be good fun to go back to these very same locations and attempt to re-take the images from the same angle with approximately the same lighting conditions. Not as easy as it may sound 🙂
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE…….. These two images where taken of the Prescot War Memorial at the back of Prescot Parish Church looking down towards Kemble Street; 32 years apart!!
On the face of it not much has changed but look more closely and you begin to notice things you’d almost forgotten. The wholesale disappearance of chimney pots and stacks, the replacement of wooden windows to the new plastic ones we have today. The change in street furniture etc. To me its the little things in life that I find fascinating….try it yourself, find an old photo and retake it and it does make you look at things differently.
By the way the 2010 photo I took today (26th April 2010)
Click on the images to view them in close up and if you have any memories from this part of Prescot I’d love to hear from you!