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Who has never been to the very same places more than once ?   In my travelling for vacations there are many places that I have seen two or more times, and it's now curious to compare the photograph and see how the places have changed over the years... or how *I* have changed.

Death Valley : Badwater Rd near Ashford Junction google_maps_icon
May 1990May 1990 September 2002September 2002 September 2008September 2008

See what I mean in these shots ?  Not only I have changed but there's also someone else with me that was not there before (ciao tesoro!!).

Now, digging in my photos I have found several couples of shots of the very same place/spot.    Some of them have me in the scene, some other ones are just photos of places that have changed considerably and can be included in this collection.

I like to provide additional infos too, like the Google Maps google_maps_icon icon with a link that brings you directly to the street view of the location.  For some locations I added also the street view snapshot itself.

Death Valley - Badwater Basin

Here you can see also the metamorphosis of the place, which got a better looking sign and then a boardwalk. google_maps_icon

May 1990May 1990 September 2002September 2002 September 2008September 2008

Death Valley - gates

 These photos have been taken in different locations, all of them at the entrance of the Death Valley.
At a first glance I thought that some of them had been taken in the same spot, but they are not.   Despite that, I like these shots so I'll leave them here anyway.

May 1990May 1990

This is the gate on the 374 from Beatty google_maps_icon

September 2002September 2002

This is the gate on the 267 google_maps_icon

September 2008September 2008

This is Jubilee Pass on the 178 google_maps_icon

Cabrillo Highway, California

Near San Simeon, along the "Scenic 1" google_maps_icon

May 1990May 1990 September 2002September 2002 September 2008September 2008

Grand Canyon - South Rim

The "Wile E. Coyote pose"

May 1990May 1990 September 2002September 2002 September 2002September 2002

17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach

I am not 100% sure of the exact location of these shots, but it's most likely here google_maps_icon.
I don't know if it's my impression, but a noticeable difference between the 2002 and the 2008 shots is that the level of the sand has got lower in time.

September 2002September 2002 September 2008September 2008 September 2008September 2008

September 2008September 2008
This shot was not taken in the same spot as the other ones, but a bit further down along the road, exactly here google_maps_icon

The Bixby Bridge

On the "Scenic 1" google_maps_icon

September 2002September 2002 September 2008September 2008

Spider Rock, Canyon de Chelly

There is no street view on Google Maps for this location.

May 1990May 1990 September 2002September 2002

Le Chen, Sierra Hwy, California

Located along the road where many of the scenes from "Duel" were shot, this place was the set of the scene in Chuck's Cafe google_maps_icon.  Now this place is a French Restaurant called "Le Chen".  I had an orange juice there in 2002 for 3.50$ and a Coke in 2008 for 4$.  It's impressive to notice that there are no big differences between the two shots taken in a 6 years time span, even in the flower plants outside the building.

September 2002September 2002 David Mann at Chuck's Cafe - Duel, 1971David Mann at Chuck's Cafe - Duel, 1971 September 2008September 2008

Twin Peaks, San Francisco

The two photos have not been taken EXACTLY in the same spot, but...
Anyway the windiest place I've ever been at! google_maps_icon

May 1992May 1992 September 2002September 2002

An oath is a recognizance to heaven, binding us over in the courts above, to plead to the indictment of our crimes, that those who 'scape this would should suffer there.  -- Sothern

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