I have been putting together “then and now” image collections since I first discovered the Vancouver Archives had an online database – about 11 years ago. I have also been publishing on WordPress since 2006, and with the recent introduction of the Gutenberg editor, I have come to enjoy some of the new WYSIWYG editing options. One such option is the Image Compare block, which I just had to try and of course the “then and now” formula seemed like a perfect fit!
Then and Now Images of Vancouver
The images on the top or left are sourced from the City of Vancouver Archives and the current “now” photos are from Google Street Views, unless otherwise noted.
The photo above is a fun one. I was randomly browsing the Archives and spotted this very distinct tree along Stanley Park Drive. It’s still standing on the side of the road, 150+ years later. My uneducated guess would be that it was already 100+ years old in 1898 so the standing stump that is there now is from the 1700s!
If you have a spot you would like me to research, let me know in the comments.