Tuesday, 24 February 2015

A Glance Back in Time.





When I was in England at the beginning of this year, I sorted through my father's photo albums and found a few snaps he'd taken of Bodrum in the mid 1980s.  He was no great photographer so excuse the quality but I thought it would be interesting to position myself in the same spot and take pictures of Bodrum today, 30 years on.  Picture number one explains why I always had dirty feet in my 20s as that rough mud in the foreground is in the main square in front of the Town Hall. Palmiye cake shop is in the same place, but the sea is a lot further way now.




These photos are taken in front of the TMT Hotel. There was no access along the sea front in those days, now there is a road, petrol station, houses, a supermarket and a dock for cruise liners and ferries.




I had to stand a bit further back to take today's picture as the original position had me facing a house wall. 




This photograph was impossible to replicate so I took the shot from the front looking up. In the original picture I would have been standing in the sea, or probably treading water, at the top left of the frame. 





This last one is a personal snap taken in the late 1980s of our office in Tepecik.  It's now a butcher.  






21 comments:

  1. Brilliant photos Annie.. I love the comparison views. I wish I could have known the Bodrum Peninsula back then. Keep digging and find me some more please.... :)

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    1. I have misplaced most of my own old photos. Hoping they will turn up one day.

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  2. I like these 'then and now' shots....

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  3. Hello,

    These photographs are most intriguing. A wonderful historical archive of then and now. It is so interesting to spot the differences and, perhaps even more so seeing what has remained largely the same.

    We are already wishing that, after our fifteen years here in Budapest,and witnessing many changes, that we had more of a record of the developments which have taken place. Of course, some changes, as you must find, are not always what one considers to be improvements, but life moves on.

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    1. I wish I had taken more places and less people.

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  4. Thanks for sharing these Annie. I love to see the area as it once was x

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  5. Things changed rapidly even during the few short years we were there. Stand still for a while and someone would haul you off to the tip!

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    1. It's good to see town many things stay the same.

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  6. I'll have to scan and send you some of our Bitez photos and you can go out and about and do the same there! Lovely to reminisce. Great Ada Yacht photo - Dave remembers taking me out on Teo's motorbike one day (I don't remember!!) x

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    1. Please do - I'd love to see your old Bitez snaps

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  7. Brilliant project, B to B. How lucky that you have your Dad's photos. (I always have mixed feelings about these kinds of comparisons. Everything changes so fast and not always for the better!)

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    1. Different - neither better nor worse.

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  8. . . when we started the project to gather, copy and make available old photos taken around our village we thought of doing a similar thing. So much has changed, including the draining of the land where much of the village now stands, the old wattle and daub cottages have crumbled, that there is little or nothing left of the locations by which to identify them. Really enjoyable to track through yours - look forward to more similar posts.

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  9. Beautiful snapshots Annie, loved seeing Bodrum in those days through your dad's eyes, must be special memories - they are really treasures. Good to be back and catch up your posts : ) Selamlar, Ozlem

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    1. Looks like you had a great time in the States, but welcome back.

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  10. Why is it that I always go for the 'before' shots??

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  11. Great photos! It is always nice to look back over old photos and remember the "good ole days".

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  12. Like Helen, I love then and now photos, and try not always to favour the then ones. :)

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