How would I rephrase the sentence below into past tense? I'm writing a story in past tense (e.g.
she came, he said, they kissed).
z) "It was beautiful there, it is beautiful here."
a) "It ??? beautiful there, it was beautiful here."
b) "It was beautiful there, it was beautiful here."
c) "It had been beautiful there, it was beautiful here."
I'm a little confused, I would use version (b) but I think I'd make a mistake. This is just comparing 2 places. The thing that confuses me is that both places are still beautiful so I want to use (b) but (c) seems to be more correct. Which version is better? Current time and place is "here", "there" is the past of "here". Or maybe I'm doing something wrong?
(z) displays that there is a (significant) time period between visit of 1st and 2nd place.
(b) is an option for me to use, but the time period is lost in this one
(c) is an option for me to use, but I'm not sure if the reader knows that the first place is still beautiful.
(a) is the option if there is an even better form I don't know
(I'm not native English, sorry.)