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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TC
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2 years ago

Is it Hungary...?

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Amazon QT
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2 years ago

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

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

the more things change, the more they stay the same

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

Heh! :D

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TC
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2 years ago

Late 20's I imagine...

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

Are they photobombing her?

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Nadine Hughey
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2 years ago

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

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

Then, people used to look at the landscape. Now, they pose briefly backwards to take a photo and pass over.

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Jim Pickens
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2 years ago

wow

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Alice Lynch
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2 years ago

How i love old photos.

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Brent Kaufman
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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Alexandru Bucur
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2 years ago

Ah. 1956. :/

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

Ops!

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

Wow, love this one. Rather haunting.

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Fruzsina Sinka
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2 years ago

Love this place <3

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

Beautiful.

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igetboredeasily
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2 years ago

She was in the previous picture

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Tamara Jessup
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2 years ago

I love how both photos emphasize family togetherness. ♥

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Ged Maybury
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Hitchcock?

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Diane Mackereth
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2 years ago

The way the cars have progressed

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

Love this one.

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Tamara Jessup
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2 years ago

A pity that lovely old fence went away. 😕

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Diane Mackereth
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2 years ago

Swim suits have come a long way!

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TC
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2 years ago

The best one...

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Jim Pickens
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2 years ago

is that the same place? looks so different

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

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

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Agnes Jekyll
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2 years ago

Where is this magical building?

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Diane Mackereth
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2 years ago

Schools out for Summer!

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

I like he hat

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Mandi Durham-Rhoades
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2 years ago

I would love to know the story here

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Nadine Hughey
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2 years ago

The girls in black & white seem very...colorful.

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Diane Mackereth
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2 years ago

Looks like she's taking picture of the lady and her dog

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Diane Mackereth
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2 years ago

Beautiful building

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

Are those statues there now? Or anything?

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Thinairgal
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2 years ago

Can't believe how well these blend - perfect!

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

We only see that's old because of the cars

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TC
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2 years ago

Many things have changed since...

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Diane Mackereth
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2 years ago

Looks like Nicolas Cage on the right

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Diane Mackereth
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2 years ago

Look at the difference between the 2 busses

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

Beautiful old picture!

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

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

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Pierre Tomas
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2 years ago

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

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Kath Leen
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2 years ago

so those barrel like things did not move an inch ever since?

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TC
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2 years ago

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

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Kath Leen
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the tree is nothing but a twig before...

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Thinairgal
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2 years ago

If I cover the top of the old pic with a finger and focus hard on the door for several seconds, the edges blur away and it truly looks like one picture. Is it just me?

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Fruzsina Sinka
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2 years ago

This one is very sad actually..

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Alexandru Bucur
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2 years ago

This looks like a Honvéd regiment during the early 1890s, because the weapons are Mannlicher M.1888 which were replaced by the Mannlicher M.1895, while those uniforms would be replaced in 1908. Since the maximum age for military service was raised from 42 during peacetime to 55 during the war, I wonder how many of them survived WW1...

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Diane Mackereth
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2 years ago

sliding glass doors instead of the french doors from back then

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