I have a love hate relationship with trees. I didn’t use to. I used to just plain love them. But I didn’t used to put Then & Now photos together for posts on this site. And now that I do… suddenly I hate trees. They can be such turds sometimes.
I went to get a current photo of the old Fort Collins High School on Remington. My goal was to photograph it from the same spot as a photo that was taken back in 1926. Check this out.
Aarrgghh! So much for capturing the same angle. I walked left/north, and further left, and finally gave up on that idea. I had to walk up to Remington to get a shot where I saw more building than trees.
Next I headed over to the old junior high, now the Lincoln Center. It’s one thing to try to get a shot of the same building over a period of time. But it’s entirely different trying to get a shot when absolutely nothing in the frame matches between yesteryear and today.
I snapped a shot of where Franklin school used to stand as well. I had a similar difficulty there, not really knowing where I should stand to try to get a photo of the same area from the same angle. Notice the house in the background where the Key Bank, or maybe it’s the Key Bank parking lot, is today.
I’ve included Spruce Hall in previous posts, but here it is again — another example of a school building in town that hasn’t changed much over time. When originally built, it was used as a dormitory.
The CSU Archive also had a few other cool photos that I thought I’d share.
My kids started school this week. As much as I’m sad that our summer is over, I have to admit that I appreciate the procession of the seasons and I look forward to the coming of Fall. I hope you all enjoy the last of our summer days before the cold weather comes to stay.