I don't know about you, but I have always been fascinated by old photographs of places, especially when you have a contemporary view of a place. It's fascinating, for me, to see pictures from the late 1800s of San Diego, for instance the San Diego historical society has a few pictures of the Old Town Section of the city when there were just some rancheros, but the topography of the place is still easilyrecognizable. Of course, when the photo took the picture, he had no idea in mind to making a "historic" photograph -- he was just capturing the here and now.
Wouldn't it be interesting, if over the course of time people made it a point to stand in a given spot every year and simply take a picture on the same day of the year (perhaps 4 times if there are seasons) and then do a time lapse "movie" eventually? It would be fascinating to see a city grow, change over time!
Here's my little contribution to preserve San Diego's downtown area, looking East, from F Street, just east of Park Avenue.