Zoltan Kerenyi, a photographer from Hungary, recently drew the attention of the internet with his pictures that we can truly call a time capsule. By combining modern days with the feeling of nostalgia, Kerenyi has just opened a “Window to the Past”.


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This is how his project is called – “Window to the Past”, or “Ablak a Múltra” in Hungarian. Kerenyi takes old photos from 20th century Budapest, that he finds in Fortepan archives, and superimposes them into his own modern-day shots, giving us a glimpse into the similarities and differences between the past and the present. He always depicts the exact same location, and the photographer actually spent more than two years perfectly aligning the pictures to make them as accurate as possible. The collection shows the beauty of Budapest’s landmarks combined with its rich history, so make sure to scroll down and see it for yourself!

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MagicalUnicorn 2 months ago

looks scary to be honest

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Amazon QT 2 months ago

Oh those pavers are cool, but today they are long gone and paved over with concrete. 😳😞

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Franziska Ehme 2 months ago

So it‘s a photograph of a photograph of a photograph.

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Jim Pickens 2 months ago

i love that the dog in the newer picture is looking at the dog cycling in the older picture

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Amazon QT 2 months ago

Classy photo of some classy ladies!

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Night Owl 2 months ago

Are they photobombing her?

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Nadine Hughey 2 months ago

The older one looks like it could be from a fashion magazine.

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Vadim Rotman 2 months ago

When was it better ?

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Jim Pickens 2 months ago

wow

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Hańka 2 months ago

That tree...

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Brent Kaufman 2 months ago

I know kids. I know. I've been trying to get your great grandfather to paint and fix the cracks in the staircase, outside, since the last time the lake was bio-toxin free. But he was sooooo busy on tour in Vaudeville.

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SBW71 2 months ago

What's up with that guy's legs??

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Alexandru Bucur 2 months ago

Ah. 1956. :/

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Miss Cris 2 months ago

Planes agaist helicopters

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ya2nm 2 months ago

mesmerizing 😮

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Fruzsina Sinka 2 months ago

Love this place <3

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Mihran' Hovnanian 2 months ago

Budapest Parliament.. seen a lot of changes in its time!

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Kenny Kulbiski 2 months ago

Different times, same reverie.

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Tamara Jessup 2 months ago

I love how both photos illustrate the importance of family togetherness. ♥

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Ged Maybury 2 months ago

Something I've noticed is how much restoration has been done to these old buildings. They looked disgusted back in time. (All cities had this - from coal smoke pollution)

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Mike 2 months ago

Hitchcock?

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Diane Mackereth 2 months ago

The way the cars have progressed

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Diane Mackereth 2 months ago

Love her dress

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Tamara Jessup 2 months ago

A pity that lovely old fence went away. 😕

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Diane Mackereth 2 months ago

Swim suits have come a long way!

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Miss Cris 2 months ago

The tree has grown

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Jim Pickens 2 months ago

is that the same place? looks so different

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Rebekah 2 months ago

Dads, doing the one-handed lift since the beginning of time.

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Agnes Jekyll 2 months ago

Where is this magical building?

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Hikikomori 2 months ago

The door matches up perfectly.

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