Al Bear (albear) wrote in then_now,
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Burbank, California aerial photograph1928- Google Maps, today very same old/new map overlay

A few years ago I found a cool old aerial photograph of Burbank, CA in 1928 the city we live next to, I created a gif picture today to show the change by overlaying matching and comparing landmarks. Note the Burbank airport is not around then, but the Valhalla Cemetery (lower left) was there. Almost 95% barren/farm land then, now almost 100% occupied. It's behind a LJ cut due to the file being big. It's worth looking at, excuse my gif making abilities, it's the first one I ever make.




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I live 2 miles west of the Burbank Airport, Too bad my neighborhood does not show up on the old picture, :P

I'm a regual at the Fry's electronics store on Hollywood Way and Vanowen though, (to the right of the cemetery)
That's very cool. Google should offer something like that. Burbank has changed beyond all recognition!

Nicely done!

Amazing! Thank you for sharing :)