The present day is tomorrow’s past!

While reviewing over old photographs I am reminded of the importance of taking photographs today in order to make a record for the future.  Things chance so very fast and a building that stands today could be pulled down tomorrow.  I came across a series of photographs that I took some years ago, below I have reproduced just one image from this series:

HMS Caroline, still afloat and moored at Alexandra Dock, Belfast

This image taken onboard HMS Caroline in 2006 shows the ship in a tidy condition.  I recently drove past where she is moored and noted that this noble ship is looking rather sad, slowly decaying.  With so much public money devoted to Titanic, a ship that lies at the bottom of the ocean, surely this noble ship, the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland in WW1 deserves to be preserved for future generations. The ship was decommissioned on 31 March 2011 in a traditional ceremony. Her ensign was laid up in St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast.  As mark of respect I attended that service.

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2 thoughts on “The present day is tomorrow’s past!

  1. I agree about recording today for the future. How evocative are those black and white images from the 1950s and 60s or the Kodakcolour shots from the 70s? Even a simple family snap can be a study in sociology.

    And it is so great to look back and see what once was and the people who were once with us. Photos can preserve the past and teach us lessons about how we view the past or how we have or have not moved on because they are so immediate.

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