Then and Now Images

Discussion in 'Photos' started by sfarson, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    It never ceases to amaze me just how hard people used to work back in those days!

    I too, lived in New Mexico for 13 years, down in Alamogordo (near White Sands Monument).

    We had a huge timber/railroad history in and around the mountains there too...mind boggling the terrain they railroaded through :eek1
  2. FoxbaT73

    FoxbaT73 Adventurer

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    I made a then and now WW2 trip through Europe last summer..



    Berlin

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    SS guard house on the road to the Wolfs Lair in Poland (Hitlers headquarters)

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    Praque in WW2 and now..

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    Hofbrauhaus in Munchen

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    Berchtesgaden

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    The `Berghof`, Hitlers house in Berchtesgaden.


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    `Mooslahner Kopf`, Hitlers favorite viewpoint

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    American soldiers marching through Berchtesgaden in 1945

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  3. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    We have really got it made now & don't appreciate it :nono

    It's Amazing what was Built back in those old days WITHOUT all the modern heavy equipment & high tech gadgets we have NOW.

    Nice Work Guys :thumb

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  4. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    Outstanding.

    Trailboss... When I ride through Empire, or see the faint, hacked out road above I-70 between Empire and Georgetown, I sometimes recall your tale riding "up there".

    Foxba... Moving images, in more ways than one. Thanks.
  5. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Very cool old road bed up there! :thumb
  6. Sandman 950

    Sandman 950 .

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    Outstanding work, cheers for sharing



  7. NHTOTEROAD

    NHTOTEROAD Been here awhile

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    Franconia Notch is a north/south pass through the central portion of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on">New Hampshire</st1:State>’s <st1:place w:st="on">White Mountains</st1:place>.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Tourists have been drawn to the area since the early 1800s. In the late 1800’s there were many “grand hotels”* that could house thousands of guests.<o:p></o:p>
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    Then: This image, from 1887, is looking south into Franconia Notch. Oriented from Artist’s Bluff, you can see <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Echo</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Lake</st1:placeType></st1:place> and the Profile House Hotel.<o:p></o:p>
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    Now: The Profile House is gone (burned down in 1923). Cannon Mountain Ski Area (visible on the right) was constructed in 1938 and is the site of the first passenger tramway in <st1:place w:st="on">North America</st1:place>. (sorry about the poor weather and the poor job stitching the photos together).
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    <o:p>*Most of the Grand Hotels are gone. But a few survive. See the Mount Washington Hotel in my Then & Now post #330 http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758332&page=22
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  8. SgtMike

    SgtMike facebook.com/mikeraces

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    King, NC had one of the greatest RC Speedways in the US. After numerous national championship events in the late 80's and early 90's it looked like this;


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    Then the hobby faded, money dried up, and local racers were left reminiscing for nearly 20 years.

    Neglect and a long list of new owners left the once great track to the mercy of mother nature;


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    Then, one man, once a boy racer, my brother (real brother), wanted to relive the old days.

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    That led to phone calls, meetings, inquiries.... and ultimately - permission to clear the track and see how it goes.



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    Word spread to the old crowd that The King might be ready for another run, one more shot at a WIN.
    As of May 2012, a small group of friends had pulled of the miracle of bringing the concrete back, the red and white barriers upright again - the dream had indeed come true!


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  9. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    Now that's a nice job :thumb
  10. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Super thread!! Love this kinda stuff...great work everyone :clap
  11. NoLurkerAnymore

    NoLurkerAnymore Adventurer

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    It's really great how much passion, creativity and sensitiveness is combined in this thread and makes it so all so precious - simply breath-taking to read all your comments and see all your pictures. :eek1 I'm a member of a couple of forums but that one surely has the most members who really pour their hearts and souls into their posts! GREAT!
  12. jmderyke

    jmderyke Miner

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    NEEERRRRDDDD! joke good job bringing it back, its good to see
  13. Fred Garvin

    Fred Garvin Been here awhile

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    Excellent photo work. I had some friends that past that were part of the 101first and 82 Airborne that told me of some of those places. Nice to revisit history through them. Any more?
  14. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    Fantastic photos WWII and today:clap
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    WIBO Will it buff out?

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  16. Max3

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    Hi all.I like blending pics,hope you like them.
    cheers
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  17. Max3

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  18. Max3

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    I merged some pics from this fantastic thread,hope you don't mind and hope you like them.

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  19. Max3

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    I merged some pics from this fantastic thread,hope you don't mind and hope you like them

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