Slowly, day by day, the world is changing its reflection as we know it. Sometimes people don’t even notice that all those supposedly small changes were happening right in front of their eyes. Thanks to the people who re-take famous photos from the past and juxtapose them to their historical counterpart, we are able to see and compare the past and the present. The art form of repeating a photography of the same site, with a time lag between the two shots, and creating a “then and now” view of a certain place is named rephotography.
Here are some of the most fascinating now and then photos from around the world, courtesy of AuntyAcid. Check them out and be amazed at how much the world has changed.
1. Moulin Rouge, Paris, France, 1900 and 2016
Except for the windmill, everything else has changed since 1900.
2. The Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, 1945 and 2012
The restoration is amazing and the area is much cleaner.
3. The Karlstor, Munich, Germany 1946 and 2017
The original sign over the archway is now more relevant than ever.
4. Paris, France, 1900 and 2017
This picture is history itself, even though the bridge hasn’t changed much.
5. St. Matthew Evangelical Church, Łódź, Poland, 1937 and 2017
The stained glass windows are simply magnificent.