14 March 2013

Canberra back in the day

| johnboy
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John has sent these in:

A couple from some newly developed OLD negatives i discovered which have been in the family for almost 40 years.

These were taken by me through from the passenger seat of my brothers Kombi.

The camera was a hanimex 110 instamatic i received formy 11th birthday which dates these during 1976.

The top shot is looking down Barry Drive from Northbourne Ave towards Black Mountain – check out the complete lack of buildings and cars!

The bottom shot shows a rather sleepy Northbourne Avenue on a rainy Saturday afternoon taken at the Barry Drive Intersection – of note is the pre ACTION Bus in the drab brown livery, the complete lack of traffic lights to the North and the complete lack of cars : )

More to come.



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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd7:53 pm 14 Mar 13

Great pics

shirty_bear said :

I kinda miss that sleepy old town.

I remember all the visits to our friends in Watson as a kid from Sydney. The old Phillip Av / Federal Hwy junction was still almost the middle of nowhere in the 80s. If I remember correctly, not even with a street light. The keep right sign on the traffic island there when it was still a T-junction always stood out to me back then, you never saw things like that in Sydney 🙂

I kinda miss that sleepy old town.

Holden Caulfield12:14 pm 14 Mar 13

Awesome, can’t wait to see the rest.

🙂 Very cool – thanks for posting those. I’m looking forward to seeing more.

A suggestion:

If you have a basic photo processing app on your computer, try doing some auto colour correction – it can make old photos really perk up and partially restore the colours that fade in old commercial prints.

Can’t wait to see the others. These are fantastic!

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