A few weeks ago everyone
seemed to be playing with FaceApp,
which aged faces of young people.
You could see yourself in the future,
say, fifty years from now.
On our second honeymoon to Nova Scotia, we did the reverse.
These collages were much fun to make. They were taken almost exactly fifty years apart in places almost exactly the same, or as close as we could find.
True Story: We took three nights and four days at a Hampton Inn (using Hilton Honors points saved for this purpose) in Halifax before the rest of our family arrived to stay with us at a big AirBnB. We did not try to locate our original motel, although I knew the name. In June I had found a postcard I had pasted into the honeymoon scrapbook. It was from the Citadel Inn. While in Halifax, I decided to look up the address to see if we could walk past the place we stayed our first night in Canada. The closest thing I found was the Citadel Halifax Hotel, which I figured was the new name for the same place, but when I looked it up on Yelp!, it said it was closed.
Why was it closed?
Because just a few years ago, “our” motel/hotel was razed. Why?
So that the Hilton company could build a new Hampton Inn — the very place we stayed for three nights! We had returned to the same earth without knowing it.
Coincidence? Maybe. But the discovery gave me chills. And I made a new collage.
Have you ever done a photo collage with old and new pictures? Tell us about it. When was the last time you discovered a “coincidence” that gave you chills?