This is an image from Mark Bishop. Here are the previous posts: Queen and Wellesley, Newton Rd, Kingsland, Mt Eden Rd, Dominion Rd

These images were developed by merging together various historic black and white photographs (all from the “Sir George Grey Special Collection” – Auckland Library) with contemporary colour photographs taken at the same location.

The black and white photographs were taken between the years 1900 to 1940, and cover a number of areas of the city and the outlying suburbs. The colour photographs were all taken in early 2015.

The intention of these images is to use photography to help show how much has changed – or not changed – over almost one hundred years by focusing on locations that are familiar to Aucklanders.

It is interesting to think that the people, horses and trams seen in these images passed by around a century ago where we walk and drive today.

View looking east on corner of Karangahape Road and Pitt Street .  Black and white photograph (1919) from  “Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 1-W1682″.

History Alive - Karangahape Rd

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  1. Think it might be the only intersection in central Auckland with heritage buildings still existing on all four corners.
    Can’t think of any others off the top of me head.

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