Video from the past
Posted on 17 Apr 2008 by Justin Ruckman
I came across these two videos recently: one filmed driving through the city in October 1986, and another taken by the same person following the same route just last month. I could watch this kind of stuff for hours.
Holy Cow! That is awesome! I had then synced up for a bit…that is fantastic.
Wow 69 c for regular and 89 c for premium… How things have changed!
And remember that we were here then … we moved here in 1984 when you were 3 months old so you were living here then and at the ripe old age of almost 2. And like Deanna … look at those gas prices … wouldn’t that be nice now ???
My how the style of the cars have changed … the gas prices have skyrocketed … and Charlotte has really grown and you can still see the construction is still going on.
It’s weird (telling) though that there seems to be more people in the street & walking around 22 years ago vs. now that they’ve built up the city. On a related note, there was a Belks Dept store in town…here’s hoping that they bring back more street retail.
pretty cool. love the fact that journey was playing on the radio as “new” music. i would like to see the aerial shot comparisons of uptown and mecklenburg county as a whole.
That was truly cool. Thanks for sharing!
That was excellent. I wish more people documented things like that. I forgot about the old walkway that connected the Ivey’s building and Belk’s building (now Bank of America Tower).
Very cool find. Thanks!
Aww man, if only he’d caught Thompsons Bootery & Bloomery
I LOVE these videos. Very interesting.