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San Francisco Then and Now: 11/29/10

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)San Francisco Then and Now by Bill Yenne was one of the first books to go on my wishlist. Now I know as a computer geek, I should take the last on, first off approach but I feel like I should go with the first on the list books first. It's one of those books that's been on my wishlist for so long, I can't remember why exactly I added it.

The book as the title implies, is a photographic comparison of present day places with places photographed in previous decades. With each pair of photographs there is a short explanation of what has changed and what has stayed the same.

It's the sort of book that needs to be read twice. The fist time I suggest just going through to enjoy the photographs. The second time, go back and read the captions. A third time might be good to go through the places in city in person with the book in hand.

The book is almost nine years old and the city has changed since the present day photographs were taken. Now San Francisco isn't one of those places that changes rapidly and repeatedly. It's more of a slow evolution except when mother nature shakes things up with earthquakes and the fire storms that so typically follow.

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Comment #1: Tuesday, November, 30, 2010 at 08:47:47

Jeane

Ah, my husband would love this book. That's his hometown!



Comment #2: Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 17:46:48

Pussreboots

I'm not a San Francisco native but I long history with the city. My grandfather worked there and my mom grew up in the south bay. I visited a number of times before settling in the bay area myself a decade ago.

The book is fascinating. It's one of a series of Then and Now books but the only one I've read. I have a few others from the series on my wishlist.



Comment #3: Monday, December, 6, 2010 at 23:48:46

Heidi V.

I love before and after photos of the city what an interesting find...I hope to grab a copy before my next trip over the bridge so I can see the changes...



Comment #4: Monday, December 13, 2010 at 19:22:34

Pussreboots

The copy I read came from the San Francisco Public Library. Happy reading.