Canberra 1986 - 2016

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I've got a new blog.

A blog thirty years in the making.  

That all started when I scanned a photo of us at the Canberra Times Fountain in Civic last year.  I got the idea to recreate a family holiday to Canberra in 1986, with as many of the same shots as possible thirty years later in 2016.  It was a lot of work and I procrastinated getting it online for a good six months.  But it's finally done!

Here's a sample:

1986 2016

Have a look:  Canberra 1986 - 2016

I wonder if the RiotACT would be interested...

3 Comments

Sylvia Johnson said:

Well I have certainly enjoyed a trip down memory lane. I've looked through the whole blog and I was impressed at the amount of time you spent re-creating the photos. As you said the growth of the trees was one of the biggest changes plus new buildings. Loved the Cherry blossom shots. I still remember my first visit to Canberra and the Science building was nicknamed the Eskimo Embassy.
Great job Karen! Hopefully some of the Canberra historians will also be interested as it is a great look at how as you said things have changed and some things have stayed the same.

PS I PUT THIS ENTRY ON THE LAST PAGE BUT THERE WAS NO SECURITY PICTURE TO TYPE IN, SO IT REJECTED IT THERE.

July 26, 2017 10:02 PM

   

David said:

To do it properly, you need the original people too.

July 30, 2017 12:31 PM

   

Kazza the Blank One said:

Well yes, but it was hard enough to coordinate things with just myself. And that's *even if* you had wanted to be in them (I'm sure you wouldn't :P )

July 30, 2017 1:05 PM

   

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