November 11, 2002
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Archaeological Collage. Neat old cityscene photographs dissolve part by part into modern shots of the same location. Slide the slider and trollies morph into cars, stoop tragedy is supplanted by stoop dalliance. This site has been my white whale: I spent many months tracking it down after losing the link, asking here, asking there, and finally getting an Answer. SPOILER: In the saddest one, going left to right, you're delighted that the grand hotel survives, until in the last 10% it yields to a parking lot. *sob* (Shockwave required)
posted by luser (9 comments total)
Those are great, I'm glad you found it again, and thanks for sharing the link. I love the Willamette River collage of tall-masted ships going under the modern bridge. Very nice stuff.
posted by kokogiak at 1:24 PM on November 11, 2002

very, very swell.
posted by crunchland at 1:32 PM on November 11, 2002

this is very cool. Waterfront Park actually got better!
posted by modge at 1:37 PM on November 11, 2002

Very cool. Thanks for sharing!
posted by Pollomacho at 1:58 PM on November 11, 2002

this is very beautiful. thanks
posted by gravelshoes at 2:40 PM on November 11, 2002

I love the "eviction" one. Very ghostly....

I wonder if this person - or anyone else - has done the same for London????
posted by terrymiles at 3:00 PM on November 11, 2002

cool link, luser, thanks! the government pavilion one is interesting yet sad - the landscape devolves from an oz-like vista to, well, nothing.
posted by madamjujujive at 4:59 PM on November 11, 2002

This could be done for all kinds of places. I would love to do one of Taipei, and Lileks seems a likely candidate for one for New York/elsewhere.
posted by Poagao at 7:27 PM on November 11, 2002

It reminds me of the scene in the film The Time Machine (the George Pal version--I haven't seen the latest), when Rod Taylor is moving into the future and he can see the buildings outside his lab changing with the years. A very cool link and something I would love to see done for lots of cities. (The National Trust for Historic Preservation should try something like it.)
posted by Man-Thing at 8:46 AM on November 12, 2002

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