Interactive look back

Hey all,

I found this sweet piece of JS that allows you to simultaneously compare two images.

It’s called JuxtaposeJS for anyone that cares.

Anyway, gave me an idea to put together one of Mankato now and then.

The image on the left was taken around 1920-1940 from what I can surmise… I’m pretty much basing it on the amount of cars and the shape of them.

The image on the right is from Google Earth. I tried my best to get the exact same angle, but it is surprisingly difficult. I recommend looking for landmarks like the Brett’s building or the Landkamer Building.

Move the slider back and forth to witness the destruction.

Defining a sense of place, part 1: Perspective

In the urbanism world we often refer to a “sense of place.” It’s this idea that we should be able to tell where we are and that our city has physical structure that makes us feel like we’re somewhere that is definable.

Over a series of articles I’m going to try and define what actually makes a place a “place.” We’ll see if I’m on or off compared to others that have tried to do the same.

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