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Broadway -- 12/06

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, December 18, 2006, at 04:19PM
Broadway and California Plaza Eric Richardson

Last August Jim Winstead took photographs of every building on Broadway and posted them as a flickr set. I thought it was a great idea: taking a snapshot of the entire street at a single, defined point in time. I know I've used his shots many times to find an address or double-check the name on a building.

Here we are a year and a half later, though, and it was getting to be about time for the set to be updated. A week ago I did just that, taking 224 photos of Broadway from 1st to Olympic and posting them as the Broadway, 12/06 set.

In the new year I'll probably take a shot at a better way to present these shots. The optimal display is on a map, and they're all geotagged, so if you go to the set and click the Map link you'll get them in flickr's map interface. Unfortunately, you really need to go to the hybrid view and zoom all the way in for it to be useful, though, and flickr doesn't provide a way for you to link directly to those parameters.

The photo used above isn't actually in the set I linked. If you want to see it larger, you'll find it here.


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