We are a group of people who love re-photographies (“before and after”, “then and now”) because of their potential to tell fascinating stories with just two pictures. There wasn’t really a central hub for this kind of art so we got to work and built re.photos. It’s a website that enables people to browse hundreds of pictures or upload and align their own.

Today we would like to share our excitement with you and show you some of the best pictures (in our opinion) our users contributed. Hopefully, these comparisons are as exciting for you as they are for us!

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#1

Rysstad, Norway, 1888 - 2013

Rysstad, Norway, 1888 - 2013

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Misterscooter
Community Member
3 years ago

1888, no trees. Wow.

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#2

Seljestadjuvet, Odda, Norway, 1887 - 2014

Seljestadjuvet, Odda, Norway, 1887 - 2014

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Misterscooter
Community Member
3 years ago

Stay strong, waterfall.

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#3

Martin Luther Statue, Dresden, Germany, 1958 - 2014

Martin Luther Statue, Dresden, Germany, 1958 - 2014

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Misterscooter
Community Member
3 years ago

There are probably some crazy before and after photos of Dresden related to the war.

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#4

Hofbräuhaus München, Germany, 1910 - 2017

Hofbräuhaus München, Germany, 1910 - 2017

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Misterscooter
Community Member
3 years ago

Prost!

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#5

Quai Des Nations, Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

Quai Des Nations, Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

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Misterscooter
Community Member
3 years ago

Did the buildings on the river fall apart and need to be removed or was it that they didn't survive WWII? Or something else?

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Corner Of Ratajczaka And Św. Marcin Streets, Poznań, Poland, 1945 - 2017

Corner Of Ratajczaka And Św. Marcin Streets, Poznań, Poland, 1945 - 2017

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice restoration ! Like the lower grates on the 2nd floor above the shops

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#7

Pripyat, Ukraine, 1986 - 2016

Pripyat, Ukraine, 1986 - 2016

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Misterscooter
Community Member
3 years ago

Context: Top photo is shortly before the Chernobyl meltdown (this is the nearby town where the employees and their families lived).

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#8

Chaney Glacier, USA, 1911 - 2005

Chaney Glacier, USA, 1911 - 2005

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

I've seen these glacier melts in other places.

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#9

Engabreen Glacier, Norway, 1889 - 2010

Engabreen Glacier, Norway, 1889 - 2010

Axel Lindahl’s picture of Engabreen from 1889 shows the foot of the glacier, where there was only ice, glacial gravel, water and bare mountainsides in a seemingly cold and hostile landscape. Now, more than 120 years later, the valley has become far more fertile. Birch forest, shore meadows, willow thickets and marshland have established themselves, while the glacier arm has retreated far back up the mountainside.

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Mariajuana Lustre
Community Member
3 years ago

just Wow!

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#10

Moulin Rouge, Paris, France, 1900 - 2016

Moulin Rouge, Paris, France, 1900 - 2016

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

A little bit of an eyesore~

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#11

Horse Cart And Steam Locomotive, Mont Saint-Michel, France, 1908 - 2016

Horse Cart And Steam Locomotive, Mont Saint-Michel, France, 1908 - 2016

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yerawitchSam13
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful

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#12

Reichstag, Germany, 1945 - 2012

Reichstag, Germany, 1945 - 2012

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Elise
Community Member
3 years ago

restoration at its finest

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#13

Hammerfest, Norway, 1889 - 2004

Hammerfest, Norway, 1889 - 2004

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Misterscooter
Community Member
3 years ago

Gorgeous.

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#14

Frauenkirche Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 1897 - 2010

Frauenkirche Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 1897 - 2010

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Tom Simmons
Community Member
3 years ago

see, told you!

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#15

Tour Eiffel, Paris, France, 1910 - 2016

Tour Eiffel, Paris, France, 1910 - 2016

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Mariajuana Lustre
Community Member
3 years ago

Awww, the old one looks more romantic

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#16

Marcin Street, Poznań, Poland, 1945 - 2017

Marcin Street, Poznań, Poland, 1945 - 2017

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

We can survive & rebuild from rubble.

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#17

Osnabrück, Germany, 1904 - 2016

Osnabrück, Germany, 1904 - 2016

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Population crawwl

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#18

The Karlstor, Munich, Germany, 1946 - 2017

The Karlstor, Munich, Germany, 1946 - 2017

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Restored beautifully !

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#19

Osnabrück Central Railway Station, Germany, 1965 - 2015

Osnabrück Central Railway Station, Germany, 1965 - 2015

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Congestion at its worst.

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#20

Nowomiejska Street, Łódź, Poland, 1874 - 2016

Nowomiejska Street, Łódź, Poland, 1874 - 2016

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Neat as a pin

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#21

Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

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KT Trondsen
Community Member
3 years ago

Looked way better before

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#22

Szyperska Street, Poznań, Poland, 2006 - 2017

Szyperska Street, Poznań, Poland, 2006 - 2017

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Christina Waide
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks much better!

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#23

Kjeåsen Railway Bridge, Kjeåsen, Norway, 1927 - 2008

Kjeåsen Railway Bridge, Kjeåsen, Norway, 1927 - 2008

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Jeff
Community Member
3 years ago

New Bridge looks a little bit sturdier

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#24

The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

The Seine bank during the world’s fair of 1900.
Next to the Eiffel Tower, the “Globe Céleste” was one of the main attractions. It was a monumental heavenly globe of 45 meters in diameter, in which visitors could sit in a chair, while panoramas of the solar system were passed over. The ball was carried by 4 pillars, between which stairs and elevators allowed the visitors the ascent.
In the “Marerama”, the building with the four corner towers to the left, visitors were simulated to be on the deck of a ship with a panorama of the large Mediterranean ports.
The exhibition pavilions located directly on the shore on the left were dedicated to navigation, trade and navigation.

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Misterscooter
Community Member
3 years ago

Is that an old balloon?

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#25

Palais Im Großen Garten Dresden, Germany, 1900 - 2005

Palais Im Großen Garten Dresden, Germany, 1900 - 2005

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ShneeksDawn
Community Member
3 years ago

This reminds me of Mr Darcy's house in Pride and Prejudice

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#26

St. Matthew Evangelical Church, Łódź, Poland, 1937 - 2017

St. Matthew Evangelical Church, Łódź, Poland, 1937 - 2017

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Ana Fuentes
Community Member
3 years ago

Hey! who moved the chair???

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#27

Osnabrück, Germany, 1953 - 2015

Osnabrück, Germany, 1953 - 2015

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Priscilla Winslow
Community Member
3 years ago

Retained the cobblestones!

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#28

St-Gervais-Et-St-Protais, France, 1918 - 2017

St-Gervais-Et-St-Protais, France, 1918 - 2017

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Priscilla Winslow
Community Member
3 years ago

I assume this is a church? A church where they evidently don't want you to sit for very long...

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#29

The Grinnell Glacier, Montana, USA, 1911 - 2008

The Grinnell Glacier, Montana, USA, 1911 - 2008

The 1911 photo shows Grinnell Glacier poised at the top of the waterfalls in the foreground and joined with what is now called Salamander Glacier in the background. Grinnell described this wall of ice as being 1,000 feet high in 1887. As of 2008, that wall of ice is gone and Grinnell Glacier is not even visible in the contemporary photograph. Instead, it is behind the buff-colored ridge just above the waterfalls. Salamander Glacier lies along the Garden Wall below the ridgeline. This glacier is thinning in the middle so rapidly that it will probably be in two pieces within a few years. To the upper left is the small, rounded glacier, Gem Glacier, that until recently had not shown signs of retreat. It, too, is now becoming smaller.

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Sad, beyond words.

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#30

Karlstor, Munich, Germany , 1910 - 2017

Karlstor, Munich, Germany , 1910 - 2017

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Millard Fillmore
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a shame how a lot of the ornate detail gets lost when buildings are renovated

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#31

Köln Domplatte, Germany, 1945 - 2011

Köln Domplatte, Germany, 1945 - 2011

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Sherrie Glendening
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks like a German helmet on the post behind the sign.

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#32

Gymnasium, Osnabrück, Germany, 1870 - 2015

Gymnasium, Osnabrück, Germany, 1870 - 2015

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Sherrie Glendening
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks much older in the second picture

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#33

Łódź, Poland, 1887 - 2015

Łódź, Poland, 1887 - 2015

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Shannon McKee
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautifully preserved.

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#34

Hôtel De Ville, France, 1871 - 2014

Hôtel De Ville, France, 1871 - 2014

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Jayne DonVito
Community Member
3 years ago

Top photo must show the destruction from the uprising mentioned a few photos earlier. Very interesting.

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#35

Notre Dame, Paris, France, 1850 - 2016

Notre Dame, Paris, France, 1850 - 2016

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Hallak65
Community Member
3 years ago

The flèche, a type of spire in the middle is restored around 1864 after it torned down in French Revolution.

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Rue De La Paix, Paris, France, 1871 - 2016

Rue De La Paix, Paris, France, 1871 - 2016

Barricade of revolutionary Paris Commune in 1871 in the rue de la Paix (confluence Place Vendôme).
In spring of 1871, it comes for an uprising in Paris of the workers and soldiers of the National Guard against the conservative government. In spontaneous elections a Paris city council (commune) is formed, whose members (communards) try to enforce the transformation of France into a socialist union of sovereign communities against the will of the central government. After bloody clashes the communards finally gain control of Paris.

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

Does anyone else notice the leg disappearing on the person on the left? Is he a time traveler like Marty McFly? Is he not going to exist unless the uprising goes the right way?

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#37

St. Nicholas' Church, Berlin, Germany, 1939 - 2013

St. Nicholas' Church, Berlin, Germany, 1939 - 2013

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Stephen Treffman
Community Member
3 years ago

A better comparison would be a photo of the scene in 1945.

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#38

Poznań, Poland, 1977- 2016

Poznań, Poland, 1977- 2016

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

I had to look this one up

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#39

Lunch Atop A Skyscraper, New York, Usa, London, England, 1932 - 2011

Lunch Atop A Skyscraper, New York, Usa, London, England, 1932 - 2011

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Mariajuana Lustre
Community Member
3 years ago

what the ...! They look too relax, how come???

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#40

Shepard Glacier, USA, 1913 - 2005

 Shepard Glacier, USA, 1913 - 2005

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riley.girl
Community Member
3 years ago

This is just sad.

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#41

The Place Des Victoires, Paris, France, 1914 - 2017

The Place Des Victoires, Paris, France, 1914 - 2017

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Ryan Wilkins
Community Member
3 years ago

I love how beautiful most of the structures are in Europe.....and if they were in the USA, they would have been torn down a long time ago for Trump Towers and Malls and Starbucks and Drug stores.

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#42

Rudolstadt Marktstraße 54 Amtsgericht, Germany, 1906 - 2015

Rudolstadt Marktstraße 54 Amtsgericht, Germany, 1906 - 2015

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Amber Tackett
Community Member
3 years ago

Sweet!! We have a tree now! But honesty, I love that the original architecture was not lost on this. Restore, repair, retain, not remodel..

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#43

L'viv, Ukraine, 1943 - 2017

L'viv, Ukraine, 1943 - 2017

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Priscilla Winslow
Community Member
3 years ago

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Soviet Union to Russian occupation. Doesn't look like much has changed....

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#44

Bereich Um Das Brandenburger, Germany, 1928 - 2015

Bereich Um Das Brandenburger, Germany, 1928 - 2015

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Nicholas Ralston
Community Member
3 years ago

Again, I'm assuming a blimp or an airplane (but as small as airplanes where and as big as cameras where, based on my knowledge of black and white photos, might be wrong), BUT HOW DID THEY GET A PICURE THAT HIGH IN...pending

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#45

Römerberg, Frankfurt, Germany, 1910 - 2017

Römerberg, Frankfurt, Germany, 1910 - 2017

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Nicholas Ralston
Community Member
3 years ago

Not really a change

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#46

Karl Johan Street, Norway, 1899 - 2007

Karl Johan Street, Norway, 1899 - 2007

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#47

Sultan Abdul Samad, Malaysia, 1941 - 2016

Sultan Abdul Samad, Malaysia, 1941 - 2016

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just a thought !
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3 years ago

The now image looks kind of photoshopped even though it may not be the case

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#48

Most Kłodny, Poland, 1900 - 2013

Most Kłodny, Poland, 1900 - 2013

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Nick Faulkner
Community Member
3 years ago

From Most Kłodny to Least Kłodny...

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#49

Notre-Dame, Paris, France, 1944 - 2017

Notre-Dame, Paris, France, 1944 - 2017

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Mick Fowler
Community Member
3 years ago

The vehicle in the 1944 pic was a self-propelled howitzer called a "priest." Also the men next to it.

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#50

Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1919 - 2016

Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1919 - 2016

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Christina Waide
Community Member
3 years ago

Where did everyone go? I mean, I guess they all had 97 years to find their way home.

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#51

Japanese Troops Advancing Through Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1942 - 2016

Japanese Troops Advancing Through Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1942 - 2016

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maobe
Community Member
3 years ago

1942: japanese troops 2017: japanese tourists

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#52

Blick Vom Kap, Germany, 1961 - 2009

Blick Vom Kap, Germany, 1961 - 2009

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Plamen Petrov
Community Member
3 years ago

I think you mean 1861 here

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#53

Warmenhuizen, Holland, 1950 - 2016

Warmenhuizen, Holland, 1950 - 2016

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KT Trondsen
Community Member
3 years ago

how do you remove a river??

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#54

The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, 1888 - 2017

The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, 1888 - 2017

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Ana Fuentes
Community Member
3 years ago

JOB WELL DONE

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#55

Near Poznań, Poland, 1936 - 2017

Near Poznań, Poland, 1936 - 2017

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Stephen Treffman
Community Member
3 years ago

Awful memories.

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#56

Pont Notre-Dame, France, 1910 - 2017

Pont Notre-Dame, France, 1910 - 2017

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Ana Fuentes
Community Member
3 years ago

the bridge is not the same!!!

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#57

Svartisen Glacier, Norway, 1989 - 2017

Svartisen Glacier, Norway, 1989 - 2017

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Gwen Johnson-Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

Not too bad, but some receding...

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#58

Osnabrück, Germany, 1914 - 2013

Osnabrück, Germany, 1914 - 2013

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Priscilla Winslow
Community Member
3 years ago

Takes a licking and keeps on ticking...

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#59

Opera Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1945 - 2015

Opera Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1945 - 2015

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Karen Winslow
Community Member
3 years ago

Most people seeing this pic will not realize they are seeing the start of the Viet Nam war there

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#60

St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Ireland, 2004 - 2013

St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Ireland, 2004 - 2013

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Shelly Nuessle
Community Member
3 years ago

I've been there. It is still pretty great.

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#61

Poznań, Poland, 1925 - 2016

Poznań, Poland, 1925 - 2016

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Nicholas Ralston
Community Member
3 years ago

How'd they get a picture that high up in 19??!

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#62

Nordkap, Norway, 1975 - 2015

Nordkap, Norway, 1975 - 2015

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Nang Yin
Community Member
3 years ago

people from 1975 seem a lot taller..

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#63

The Old St. Louis County Courthouse, St. Louis, Illinois, 1865 - 2015

The Old St. Louis County Courthouse, St. Louis, Illinois, 1865 - 2015

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Tibor Fekete
Community Member
3 years ago

Actually St Louis is in Missouri, not in Illinois.

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#64

Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, Germany, 1976 - 2005

Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, Germany, 1976 - 2005

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Dragomir Boiadzhiev
Community Member
3 years ago

Attention, you are now leaving West Berlin...may be they should have left the sign...for historical purpose.

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#65

Pavillons Of The Nations, Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

Pavillons Of The Nations, Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

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Sherrie Glendening
Community Member
3 years ago

It seems a shame all the ornate buildings are gone, but they were probably just temporary attractions.

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#66

Rentforter Straße, Germany, 1945 - 2017

Rentforter Straße, Germany, 1945 - 2017

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Sherrie Glendening
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks a lot like any small midwestern city.

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#67

National Textile Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1971 - 2016

National Textile Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1971 - 2016

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Priscilla Winslow
Community Member
3 years ago

Was the first picture taken during the monsoon season?

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#68

Checkpoint Charlie, Germany, 1961 - 2009

Checkpoint Charlie, Germany, 1961 - 2009

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Sherrie Glendening
Community Member
3 years ago

Why the picture of the G.I.?

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San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, California, 1980 - 2007

San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, California, 1980 - 2007