Philiphoto

By Philiphoto

Another Then & Now...

... comparison shot, using the Harrogate Local History collection.

This one proved to be one of the most tricky, and I'm not entirely satisfied with the result.

The original picture of Montpellier Parade shows the rather steep hill leading up to and beyond the building which is now occupied by the very popular Bettys Tea Rooms. It was taken in 1903, more than15 years before Bettys was founded.

From the photography point of view, it is virtually impossible to take a shot of exactly the same view today, because the trees are much bigger, even though I deliberately chose to photograph it when the branches were bare.

I still think it is interesting to compare the changes that have taken place.

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