As a mobile photographer walking through the city on a regular basis you often forget how much the landscape can change. Small changes from street signs, building decals to the more dramatic changes such as the light rail system being built above and below. Ottawa, like every city on earth, is going through the transitions that a built up place goes through.
So how much has changed since your parents were young? What about your grandparents?
Some of you may own photo albums of the city during those times. Back to the days when the trains rolled into the Union Station connected to the Chateau Laurier Hotel. Trams used to run on the street alongside the cars! The picture above shows the Confederation Square, National War Memorial and under the colourful canopy the Central Post Office. Did you know that the original Central Post Office used to stand where the Memorial now stands? It was demolished in 1938 and the monument was erected the following year, unveiled by King George VI on his Royal visit.
Over time things change and to the new generation growing up we are none the wiser. So I was pleasantly surprised to discover this wonderful website which allows you to see parts of the city and slide between past and present!
Enjoy the trip through time from the comfort of your phone or computer!
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