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”.

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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Amazon QT
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Jim Pickens
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Nadine Hughey
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Brent Kaufman
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Mihran' Hovnanian
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Tamara Jessup
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ged Maybury
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Rebekah
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Thinairgal
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one doesn't work as well as the others for me. The buildings match up, but the couple, however charming, are just oversized, disembodied heads.

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Miss Cris
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like she's taking picture of herself

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Thinairgal
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can't believe how well these blend - perfect!

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Diane Mackereth
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look at the difference between the 2 busses

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Laugh Fan
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Was it wear something blue day? Picks out the signs nicely!!!

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Pierre Tomas
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

..that lady on the left looks like she just walked out of the old photo heh.. before and after

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Ged Maybury
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think the ultimate would be to locate that girl as she is now, and bring her back to the same spot, maybe sitting upon the barrel at the left. Get to it!!

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TC
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oooh... Pitty the trees are gone...

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Kath Leen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the tree is nothing but a twig before...

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Thinairgal
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017