My name is Alex and I am a web developer based in Vienna, Austria. I was always interested in photography so that was basically a good start for my project.

I started with re-photography in 2011. I got a book with old pictures from my parents and was fascinated by how my hometown looked like in the past. All those places I was familiar with, the streets where I have grown up and etc. That looked so familiar but also so different at the same time. Have you ever wondered what a place looked like in the past?

So I decided to take pictures of those places in the exact angle and perspective to document those differences. Although I often hear that the city looked more beautiful in the past, I also want to show the things that have improved, like the building of pedestrian areas and etc.

More info: zeitenspruenge.at

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Street Scene On Mariahilfer Strasse 1900 vs. 2016

Street Scene On Mariahilfer Strasse 1900 vs. 2016

Mariahilfer Strasse, a famous shopping street.

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Kathy Baylis 1 month ago

Street vendors then, street vendors now. Cool.

#2

Graben 1966 vs. 2018

Graben 1966 vs. 2018

The main tourist area in the city center of Vienna is now a pedestrian area.

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Dorothy Parker 1 month ago (edited)

How much better this is currently.,

#3

Belvedere Palace 1945 vs. 2015

Belvedere Palace 1945 vs. 2015

The Belvedere Palace was partly destroyed in WW2.

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#4

Mariahilfer Strasse 1986 vs. 2015

Mariahilfer Strasse 1986 vs. 2015

This famous shopping street was transformed into a pedestrian area. The tram has been replaced by a subway line.

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#5

Neuer Markt 1910 vs. 2018

Neuer Markt 1910 vs. 2018

Who else loves those old commercials on the buildings?

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Dorothy Parker 1 month ago

I thought that showed what businesses were there. Hmmm.

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Gürtel Street 1874 vs. 2015

Gürtel Street 1874 vs. 2015

Now it is one of the busiest streets of Vienna, in the 19th century there was a cemetery.

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Night Owl 1 month ago

I wonder if they reburied the remains somewhere else or left them there

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Along The Danube 1980 vs. 2019

Along The Danube 1980 vs. 2019

Vienna was hit by some major floodings, so the government decided to build a second riverbed along the main river. This picture also shows the rising skyline around the Vienna International Centre.

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#8

Urania Building 1930 vs. 2019

Urania Building 1930 vs. 2019

The Urania building and the old Aspernbrücke (bridge).

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Dorothy Parker 1 month ago

What purpose did that bridge serve. I'm surprised to see improvements in so may instances.

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#9

Stephansplatz 1914 vs. 2018

Stephansplatz 1914 vs. 2018

The area around St Stephen’s was one of Vienna’s first pedestrian areas.

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#10

Heldenplatz 1880s vs. 2015

Heldenplatz 1880s vs. 2015

The old city wall was torn down in the 19th century, many iconic buildings were built along the new Ringstrasse.

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