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01:02, Apr 23 2013
Hardy St
Hardy St as it is today, with Old St Johns and Hardy Chambers.

Nelson then and now is the subject of a series Nelson freelance photographer Gebhard Krewitt has prepared titled Re:enactment which connects Nelson's past to the present.

Mr Krewitt has chosen regional images that connect the region to World War I, in acknowledgement of the anniversary next year of the start of the Great War.

In the lead-up to Anzac Day this Thursday, the Nelson Mail is running a selection of diptychs - an historical image paired with a digital photo, from the series.

Hardy St
PEACE CELEBRATIONS: November 1918.

Mr Krewitt wandered through Nelson and the immediate environment to find the spot exactly where a historical photograph was taken 100 years ago.

Today's pairing shows a peace celebration march along Hardy St in November 1918, marking the end of World War 1. Old St Johns Church can be seen in the background. The same street today shows a Norfolk Pine tree instead of a telegraph pole and Hardy Chambers as a Japanese restaurant and sake bar.

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