Originally uploaded by Theorris
This was taken roughly from the same spot as Shipler's photograph from December 1950.
I think in 2010, I'll go to the same spot in December and take another. I should have taken this one in December 2007, given that the buildings (now demolished) would have still been there. A kid walked by while I was taking this and said in reference to the demolition: "Its sad, isn't it?"
Note the big differences--B&N, no more Redman Movers sign, no more buildings to the right. Shipler also had a real panorama camera. I just have its digital equivelant (therefore the stitching.)
Note the similarities: cars and precious-few pedestrians.
Which do you like better?