Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Photo: Unknown photographer, 1922 Elysian Gardens - Hunter Terrace real estate brochure. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, 2008. Matches photo above from slightly higher ground. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
The hills to the left of Elysian Park in the current photo, are the hills in the background (left) of the 1922 brochure photo above. Today, houses, freeways and trees obscure the exact matching views. Differences in lenses, format, lighting and atmospheric conditions make the hills look closer in the earlier photo. Similarly, neighbors often ponder how some days the San Gabriel Mountains appear taller than usual.