In a realtor's office I came across a book about the history of Jarnac. While he was on the phone and kept me waiting, it was very interesting to see the history of this town throughout the ages.
I snapped some images of vintage postcards that were printed inside the book to later visit the same spots and take images for comparison. While most of the structures are very much the same or similar, the biggest differences that you can see is that there are many more trees now and back then, commerce was in full swing. It seems small town life has changed in many ways.
There'd be more sights to see the difference, but this is a good start.
Check it out:
USED TO BE THE COMMUNITY LAUNDRY
NOW WE FEED THE DUCKS HERE
MY FAVORITE. A GROCERY STORE ATTACHED TO THE CHURCH
NOT ANY MORE. AND YES, THAT'S A PHONE BOOTH
CITY HALL WOULD BE TO THE (INVISIBLE) RIGHT
SAME SAME WITHOUT THE WOMEN
A PAINT SHOP
A GROUP HOME
LIBERATION DAY, 1944
HAVEN'T WASHED THEIR FACADES SINCE.....
AND OF COURSE THIS HOUSE
PLEASE NOTE, WE STILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL SHUTTERS.
A FAMILY WITH 8 KIDS
OLD ADVERTISING ON THE SIDE FACADE