My Sunday Photo

This week I thought I'd point the camera the other way to the east, where the sun rises and take an identical photo again and compare this one from Friday and this photo from the 1930's when St. Margarets apartments were being built.


As you can see from this old photo little has changed, the curved wall that we lean against to gaze out to sea is still there, the biggest change being the add-on apartments to the right where a tea house and restaurant were.  Take a look at this photo  where you can see those buildings and the same cliff and do have a look at the ladies in their finery to the left!

It's hard not to feel a real connection with a time gone by after finding these photographs online and matching the up with today.  Miss CCL and I touch the stairs leading down the beach knowing that ladies in long skirts and children wearing their Sunday best ventured down these stairs as we do several times a week (we love the beach, have I said!).

St. Margarets apartments were quite run down over the years, but a few years ago they had a welcome facelift to look like new again and with them being right on the coast's edge facing west, the owners have an enviable view of the sunset every clear night, it is one of my favourite places to watch it too.



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12 comments:

  1. Oh I do love to look back at old photographs... I think it's fascinating to take a snap shot back in time.
    Don't you just love those ladies attire. I often say when I'm holding people back whilst I take a photo that it may be use later to show future generations just what it was like in that particular place or era... my excuse anyway.
    I really enjoyed see these... thanks
    Have a great Sunday

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  2. Lovely to compare the old and new.

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  3. I love seeing the then and now photos, so interesting!

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  4. Being on the east coast of Australia sunset is inland rather than over the ocean. Always odd going west and seeing a sunset over the sea!

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  5. This is a great idea, I'm amazed that so little has actually changed

    Thank you for linking up

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  6. Amazing memories these places are holding to a lot of people. #mysundayphoto

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  7. How neat is that! To walk the same steps that others did so many years ago. To wonder what they did in life, what they thought, who they really were! I love that! What makes it even better is that is is along the sea, I love the water, it would be heavenly to watch the sunset and listen to the waves. The perfect spot!

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  8. I love art deco buildings, so glad this one got a facelift

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  9. Ahhhhhhh the seaside :-D taking the girls (and my camera) to the coast next weekend and I can't wait :-D

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  10. That is fascinating to look back on the old pictures and compare them with the present day.

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  11. Very cool comparing the photos.

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