My latest just went up on Urban Indy. I recently discovered the “time scroll” feature on Google Street View (though I suspect it’s been there for months–years even) and I decided to apply some comparative shots. It’s really remarkable to see how much a neighborhood like Fountain Square in Indianapolis has changed since Google began including this wonderful tool. Here it is from this past summer:
And here it is back in 2007, before the installation of the Cultural Trail:
It was particularly useful me to see the before-and-after of a street corner in the adjacent neighborhood of Bates-Hendricks, which has only recently started to see the revitalization efforts that Fountain Square has been enjoying for quite some time. I featured an article, also on Urban Indy, with this little corner piece of infill development right before it opened.It’s a great little project, but when you see what used to be there, way back in 2007, it’s hard not to get a little sentimental.
I won’t spoil the details and will encourage everyone to read the full article on Urban Indy. All the more appropriate that I reference time travel on this momentous day–read up, and, as always, comments are welcome…I will respond!