March 24, 2010
how cool is this series?? i absolutely LOVE glimpses into the past. if you know me fairly well, you know that i can't watch a historic movie or show without running to the computer and finding out all that i can about it. joel always makes fun of me for this, but i just find it so interesting.
the photographer here, jason powell, takes old pictures of washington d.c. from the library of congress and then finds the current spot to compare. some are really sad because so much history was lost and replaced with skyscrapers, but overall it is so cool how he lines it up perfectly and you can quickly see how things were back in the day.
here are a couple of my favs:
looking into the past