|Looking east up William St from Hyde Park, 1890|
The replications here are not spot on: mainly because I did not know I was going to treat them as a 'Then & Now'.
Firstly, with the shots I took yesterday, it is obvious that the Lord Mayor's plan to soften William Street is working a treat. There is a way to go before it is a 'boulevard', but I am liking what I see thus far.
As for the 1890 shot, it is from the National Library (oops), so I gather it to be accurate. Hard to believe it is the same street, do you agree? I might wander the street and do a feature on it. Both William and Oxford Streets are in the financial doldrums.
|Looking west down William St from the top of the Cross, 2012|
|Looking east up William Street from Forbes St, 2012|