With no projects, a change of pace.
I have relatively few vices in life, but one of them is collecting historical postcards from towns around where I grew up. Over the last 12 years, my collection has grown to a point where I have considered doing a then-and-now project. This weekend while I was back home, I decided to give it an initial run. Aside from feeling a bit conspicuous running around with a camera on a tripod, it went okay. My timing was lousy though because it was late in the afternoon by the time I got started and the lighting was fairly poor, not to mention the fact that the breeze made it seem beastly cold.
So here we go…
Opera House – pre-1912. Hubba-hubba… No lack of charm or detail here, folks. There are even cute kids and a doggy.
- And now? It’s an ugly movie theater. Anyone have some anti-depressants handy? And look! Even small town Iowa has current blockbuster movies. Okay, okay, I give. It still functions as an entertainment venue even after all these years; that’s pretty impressive so I’ll give it credit for that. Seriously, it is pretty amazing that in this day and age you can still have a movie theater in a small town. Kudos!