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Mercure Canberra , Braddon, from Ainslie Avenue. The sign still says Olims from the previous owners. The westbound lane of Ainslie Avenue is non-existent in Mildenhall's original photo.
I bet the traffic wasn't quite so heavy when Mr. Mildenhall stood in the middle of Elouera Street with his back to the traffic to take the original photograph. Coggan's Bakery is now Floressence (rhymes with Fluorescence) Health Spa.
Canberra Korean Uniting Church with the lead light window recently repaired. It looks like the concrete kerb is original.
To get this from the right perspective you have to stand in Coranderrk Street near the end of the traffic island. I think I'm slightly too far to the left - a problem with using a compact camera with no view finder on a bright day.
Because of the tree growth I had to go to the corner of Canberra Avenue and Queen Victoria Terrace in front of the Croquet Greens. Needless to say its a bit leafier around West Block these days :)
Photographer Andrew Sikorski recreated this shot in the circular drive of Gorman House Arts Centre. Director Joseph Falsone is standing in for Mildenhall.
Re-photo is taken in portrait rather than landscape. Note the difference in size of the trees and hedges.
... and this is the right hand one. It's anybody's guess which one Mr. Mildenhall photographed. I would need a cherry picker to rephotograph it from the same angle.
The Bank no longer exists, trees have grown and there are buses coming and going at the busy bus interchange. The Canberra Photographic Society (founded 1945) is taking part in this cultural and photographic exercise as a contribution to the Centenary of Canberra. See our current activities at our web site www.cpsaus.org
Things have changed a lot! The Canberra Photographic Society (founded in 1945) is taking part in this interesting project as a contribution to the Centenary of Canberra. See our current activities at our web site www.cpsaus.org
Members of the Canberra Photographic Society (founded in 1945) are taking part in this project as a contribution to the Centenary of Canberra. It is also an interesting photographic challenge, to work backwards from a photograph. We are also making modern photographs of Canberra. See our web site for details of our current activities http://www.cpsaus.org/
Mr. Mildenhall may have corrected the perspective on this slightly. It doesn't taper towards the top like mine does.
This photo is taken from Chapman Street, not far from Limestone Avenue. The original caption (Batman Street) must be wrong because Batman Street does not line up with the Sydney Building. I particularly like this photo because it shows the the Sydney and Melbourne buildings clearly even though they are are a kilometre away. The house on the far left is immediately before the intersection with Gooreen Street. The house still exists and is surrounded by the famous 'monster hedge', which I'm glad was preserved. The next house, on the other side of Gooreen Street, has been demolished and replaced by a set of flats ironically called Heritage Corner. The house on the far right still exists and now has the gable painted white and the verandah enclosed. At the end on the other side of Elimatta Street are the two symmetrically placed FCAC C6 houses either side of the walkway into Civic. The two fire hydrants on the left also still exist.
15 Batman Street, Braddon, taken from the other side of Doonkuna Street. It's not obvious from the rephotograph, and makes more sense on site. I believe the Kingston label is a mistake, especially as the FCAC houses in Kingston were painted white. Gorman House is visible on the left in both the original and the rephotograph. The top of the left hand chimney of 15 Batman Street is just visible above the hedge in the rephotograph, and the cedar on the right has grown big. The same house appears in photos A3560:2805 and A3560:2807, in which Gorman house is also visible on the left.
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