Flick through the slideshow above to check out the History Alive series by photographer Mark Bishop. It tells us a lot about the changing shape of Tāmaki Makaurau over the past 100 years.
These images were developed by merging together various historic black and white photographs – all from the Sir George Grey Special Collections at Auckland Council's Central City Library – with contemporary colour photographs taken at the same location.
The black and white photographs were taken between 1900 and 1940, and cover a number of areas of the city and the outlying suburbs. The colour photographs were all taken in early 2015.
These images show us just how much has changed – or not – over the past century by focusing on locations that are familiar to Aucklanders.
"It's interesting to think that the people, horses and trams seen in these images passed by around a century ago where we walk and drive today," says Mark Bishop.
Auckland Heritage Festival is now in full swing!
You can find out more about these images and their history at the Beginner’s Guide to Understanding our Places event (Sat 3 and Thu 8 Oct, 12.30pm-1.30pm), where Mark Bishop will be presenting alongside landscape historian John Adam.
Other upcoming Auckland Heritage Festival events include the St James Theatre restoration documentary and the Colonial Kitchen at Highwic House - a look at how our forebears put food on the family table.