One of the quirky things I like to do combines my love of baseball with my fascination with maps, and that is to search Google Earth for locations of old ballparks, exploring the areas around them (I do this for existing parks sometimes as well). Some locations also have historical aerial imagery, which is even more fun to find.
This picture is sort of the reverse of that. This is from the Houston Chronicle's "Throwback Thursday" feature and shows the current location of Minute Maid Park as it was in 1961. The photo looks west, from the approximate perspective of 1st base looking to straight-away left field. The closest large building to the left is Union Station, and the terminal building is part of the stadium (it houses the team offices, and the old waiting room serves as an entrance hall to the park behind the left-field seating). The original working name of the stadium - that is, pre- corporate naming rights sale - was The Ballpark at Union Station. The tracks are to the left, mostly out of sight in this photo, and where the seating along the third base side is now.
I am also a railfan, so this photo is especially interesting to me; I hope some of you find it interesting as well. I'd love to see similar photos of other sites if anyone has them handy.