A few weeks ago I found an awesome Flickr group called Looking into the Past. The idea is to hold an old picture up in it’s exact modern location—so the old picture and the new scene meld. Did that make sense? Anyway, you have to see it for yourself. I could spend hours looking at each picture.
I wanted to do the same thing but haven’t found the right picture yet. I did find these…two pictures set in the same place and with practically the same people, just thirty years apart…
My great-grandfather & me. At his house. 1978.
Lydia and my Daddy. At my great-grandfather’s house. 2007.
When we visited my great-grandfather’s house (actually apartment, now GHETTO) a few years ago, we posed this picture from memory. I love seeing the two photos and thinking about the time and people and love that are connected there. It’s especially poignant because I don’t have any memories of my great-grandfather…but there I am smiling and being loved by him.