20+ years ago my late father, who was a commercial artist by training but dabbled in personal arts projects, created a “Sketchbook”. It was comprised of pen & ink drawings of all the commercial buildings in the small town I grew up in. [Think of the Hollywood Blvd. studies the artist Ed Ruscha did - my Dad’s project was sorta similar].
Anyway, as the town modernized over time, needless to say businesses came & went during a 20-year period. Architectural modifications were made to a fair number of the facades my Dad had sketched in 1994. And, more modern businesses (including some chains) came in.
I’m attaching my Dad’s sketch of the AMOCO gas station as it looked in 1994. And my re-photograph (digital photo) of the same building from essentially the same spot in the past year of what’s now a Starbucks.
I miss my Dad. But it is a fun way to connect with him - artistically - to try to show how his town has changed since he 1st embarked on his sketchbook project. See duo of his 1994 sketch & my 2018 re-photograph (processed with Topaz Studio 2 in the past few days) below: