Friday, April 17, 2009

Plus Ca Change Plus Ca Reste la Meme Chose


I recently came across this wonderful pictorial comparison of Manhattan then and now. I've lived here some 30 years and have watched the city change and then not change. In some cases, the photos show cleaned-up buildings, steamcleaned or beautified with foliage and signage; in others, everything is stet. Even the people seem pretty unchanged. I especially love the ladies of yore with the bouffant hairdos and the furcollars. What does evolve, however, is the attitude here. I'd bet that no one from 1961 would have thought that NYC'd be the go-to city for vacation or the place to live rather than the suburbs. Enjoy this time trip and please send me any more photos or comments that you have.

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