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#1 mobilene

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:16 PM

My family has begun attending a church that is mere feet off the National Road in Indianapolis. We chose the church for reasons not related to its location, but that location is certainly a welcome coincidence. I hope you'll indulge me a diversion from the National Road -- but seriously, it's mere feet away.

Hanging inside are a handful of panoramic photographs of the church and its congregation from about 100 years ago. This is the best of them, from 1914.

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Here's the same scene from last Sunday, taken with my new iPhone that does automatic pano shots.

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Not bad, eh? If you're curious of location, the church is at 24 N. Addison St. in Indianapolis.

-Jim

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:19 PM

Jim,

A really impressive "then and now!" Even the house is the same.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

Jim--

Do you know what the objects are that look like two silver (Mylar) balloons on the pole in the top right corner of the 1914 shot?
I second Dave's comment above!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:24 PM

Those balloon-like things are actually this kind of chintzy garland draped across the framed photo as it hangs on the wall. They're not actually in the picture! -Jim

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:22 PM

Thanks! I just now noticed the one on the left edge of the picture as well.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:08 PM

Awesome comparison shot! It's also amazing that the neighborhood looks so much the same 98 years later.




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