It's been almost three years since we first brought you a post that highlighted the work of Jeremy Hood and his Vancouver Then & Now photographs. Since starting the project in 2007, Jeremy has put a tonne of time and effort into sourcing interesting historical photographs in Vancouver and painstakingly re-shooting them to illustrate the change that can take place (or not take place) in our fair city over the course of several decades. I've been aware of his work through Flickr for several years, and truly appreciate his tenacity.
Well, it turns out that now you can take Jeremy's meticulously-crafted photographic comparisons with you on your smart phone or portable device - because launching tomorrow is a new app from My City Before called 'Vancouver, Then & Now' - available through both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store! This gets me fairly and rightly geeked, and since it would take me many, many words to try and describe how it works, let's instead take a look at the promo video below:
I particularly enjoy the Dawson Building part of the video, around 0:57 - it reminds me a little of the intro to Cheers, but without the Ford Grenada. But I digress. Personally, I think it would be cool to check these out at the actual place where they were taken - they're already plenty cool on your monitor at home!
We are fortunate here in Vancouver to have such a volume of historical photos, and that there are people dedicating so much effort to put together these time-capsule diptychs on-the-go. So if you feel so inclined, check out the website for more information, and check out the app tomorrow.