Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vintage Christmas Photos Part V: Then & Now

In the circa 1940 photograph above, the corner of Grand Avenue and Seventh Street in downtown Los Angeles was a vibrant thoroughfare with numerous pedestrians, automobiles, streetcars and thriving businesses, festooned with Christmas decorations.

Below, the same intersection today, courtesy of Google Earth, looks terribly boring.


  1. Terrific photos! But what a difference... So much more life at that crossing in the 40's... Funny what happens with time. Very much enjoying these special Wednesday posts with photos. :o) Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

  2. Yes, it does. I much prefer the 40' shot...