Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ponsonby Road then and now

Today the inner-Auckland suburb of Ponsonby, with Ponsonby Road as its hub, is the überchic trendy place for the young up and coming (called yuppies in the 1980s, is that word still used?) with real estate to match.  A century ago it was just another place to live not too far from downtown.  This photo of an electric tram is undated but probably 1900s, and below is the equivalent view today: apart from the absence of the tram and the addition of cars, things haven't changed too much.

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