Friday, September 30, 2005

Look Back, Look Down

Downtown Springfield - 1979 (Sangamon Valley Collection)
Downtown Sprinffield - 2005 (Russ)

Here's a peek into a little project I'm working on. I haven't nailed down the format yet, but this should give you an idea what I'm going for. The idea was inspired by this website and a visit to the Sangamon Valley Collection at Lincoln Library. I've started out with about 15 photos from downtown Springfield, but I'll be all over town with this project, so if there's something in particular you want to see, let me know.

Thanks to the guys at the Ameren building for taking me up to the roof for this shot. I'm scared of heights, so this was quite an adventure. You can click the image above for a higher res version.

UPDATE: The project will be called Springfield Rewind - and for now, you can find it here. I'll have to test for a while to see if Blogger will be able to handle what I'm going to be doing.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Cheap gas spotted in Springfield!!!

Ok, so it was nearly 30 years ago - but it seems like just yesterday doesn't it?

6th and South Grand - c. 1977
Photo courtesy of Sangamon Valley Collection at Lincoln Library