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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Usernameofgag
Community Member
4 years ago

I love the way they doesn't tear down the white building.

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#2

Seljestadjuvet, Odda, Norway, 1887 - 2014

Seljestadjuvet, Odda, Norway, 1887 - 2014

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Josh Ritter
Community Member
4 years ago

This is the second pic from Norway with no changes. Looks peaceful.

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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
4 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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Aliosha Ally
Community Member
4 years ago

Oans, zwoa, gsuffa!

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#5

Quai Des Nations, Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

Quai Des Nations, Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

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just a thought !
Community Member
4 years ago

The before had beautiful buildings , but the fact that there are trees there now makes me feel it's changed for the good .

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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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Krzysztof Guzowski
Community Member
4 years ago

It's corner of Ratajczaka and Św. Marcin Streets. "Skrzyżowanie" means "crossroads" in Polish. :)

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#7

Pripyat, Ukraine, 1986 - 2016

Pripyat, Ukraine, 1986 - 2016

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Misterscooter
Community Member
4 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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Priscilla Winslow
Community Member
4 years ago

Sad...

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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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maobe
Community Member
4 years ago

...even the guy sitting there has changed...

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#10

Moulin Rouge, Paris, France, 1900 - 2016

Moulin Rouge, Paris, France, 1900 - 2016

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Alexandru Bucur
Community Member
4 years ago

The first picture is definitely not from 1900. Judging by the cars, it was taken around 1930. This is what the place actually looked like in 1900, before a fire destroyed the building in 1915: Moulin-Rouge-1.jpg Moulin-Rouge-1.jpg

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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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Sherrie Glendening
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like a fairytale.

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#12

Reichstag, Germany, 1945 - 2012

Reichstag, Germany, 1945 - 2012

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Elise
Community Member
4 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
4 years ago

Gorgeous.

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#14

Frauenkirche Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 1897 - 2010

Frauenkirche Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 1897 - 2010

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Franco La Torre
Community Member
4 years ago

The original construction was destroyed almost entirely in WWII. The current one was completed in 2005. The black bricks in the new church are some that were part of the original construction.

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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
4 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
4 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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Mark Smallman
Community Member
4 years ago

Interesting how the original field boundaries ended up forming the streets and roads .

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#18

The Karlstor, Munich, Germany, 1946 - 2017

The Karlstor, Munich, Germany, 1946 - 2017

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 years ago

the quote on the sign is still valid...

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#19

Osnabrück Central Railway Station, Germany, 1965 - 2015

Osnabrück Central Railway Station, Germany, 1965 - 2015

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Martin Forbes
Community Member
4 years ago

I think it would look better without all these bikes, although it is a healthier way of getting around compared to cars tbh.

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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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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riley.girl
Community Member
4 years ago

That globe is so cool! I wish it was still there!

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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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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Connie Martin
Community Member
4 years ago

Those are some ugly benches.

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Gymnasium, Osnabrück, Germany, 1870 - 2015

Gymnasium, Osnabrück, Germany, 1870 - 2015

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Jayne DonVito
Community Member
4 years ago

Interesting how they put the attic into use by adding the dormers (when the roof was replaced?).

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Łódź, Poland, 1887 - 2015

Łódź, Poland, 1887 - 2015

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Shannon McKee
Community Member
4 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
4 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
4 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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Priscilla Winslow
Community Member
4 years ago

Gee... Les Miserables anybody? To the barricades!

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

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

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Stephen Treffman
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Poznań, Poland, 1977- 2016

Poznań, Poland, 1977- 2016

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Sherrie Glendening
Community Member
4 years ago

Population explosion?

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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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Stephen Treffman
Community Member
4 years ago

I have never liked the photo from 1932 because every time I've seen it my abdomen tightens involuntarily! The one from 2011 would suggest that construction safety standards continue to need more study.

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Shepard Glacier, USA, 1913 - 2005

 Shepard Glacier, USA, 1913 - 2005

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riley.girl
Community Member
4 years ago

This is just sad.

Timothy Riley
Community Member
2 years ago

Normal

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Debbie H
Community Member
4 years ago

So all the US pictures are going to be of "glaciers" to show how bad Americans are and all the other countries get pictures of restored cities and new architecture? Give me a break.

Haunting Spirit
Community Member
4 years ago

Well Debbie, please show us the pictures of 500+ year old buildings in your country. Ohw wait......

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Annette Shalongo
Community Member
4 years ago

And global warming is not an issue...right😪

Ben Estdale
Community Member
1 year ago

look back in history there has been so many times that mother nature "cleans house" with natural disasters that had nothing to do with the souls on the planet! we are just passengers on this rock so chill out and enjoy the time you have! If mother nature wants you to cease to exist then its gonna happen no matter what we do!

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Kim Lorton
Community Member
4 years ago

So many pictures stand in evidence for climate change.. yet the rich that want to deny it, do so in the very face, of their own, eventual demise..

Diana Doll
Community Member
4 years ago

It makes me cry every time I see one of these pictures of the disappearing glaciers.

Jeff
Community Member
4 years ago

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Because we're leaving the last ice age that makes you sad?

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Bill Hausmann
Community Member
4 years ago

The glacier will return next ice age. The planet is not dying.

Sherrie Glendening
Community Member
4 years ago

I know the weather has changed, but I wonder what the area looked like before the ice age and glaciers.

Rina Finnell
Community Member
4 years ago

Everyone keeps saying how sad it is that the glaciers are gone. The earth has been going through changes since the beginning of time. Whether it is populated with animals or humans or not at all, it is going to continue to change.

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
4 years ago

Global warming anyone?

Margaret Downes
Community Member
4 years ago

Its called global warming

James Frost
Community Member
6 months ago

2.4 billion years ago (Huronian Period) this would have been solid ice, then it melted, no humans in existence. 850 million years ago (Cryogenian Period) this would have been solid ice, then it melted, no humans in existence. 430 million years ago (Andean-Saharan Period) this would have been solid ice, then it melted, no humans in existence. 360 million years ago (Karoo Period) this would have been solid ice, then it melted, no humans in existence. 3 million years ago (Quaternary Period) this would have been solid ice, then it melted, no humans in existence. Now it's doing the same thing its always done ALWAYS and it's our fault?? LOL Imagine a car dealer selling a car. Every 3 days it breaks down and wont start. It's always done the same thing, since new. Then you buy it and on the third day it breaks down and everyone convinces you its your fault. Look, Earth needs to vary course in space by 0.001% for our temperature to adjust by 20c. We are not on rails!

Steve InDixie
Community Member
2 years ago

There was much more ice and snow 10,000 years ago, probably up to that gap in the upper left corner. The ice will eventually return just as the entire Great Lakes region has risen dozens of feet in the past few centuries. Temperate planets with liquid water on the surface will undergo warming and cooling cycles.

Paul Isaac Âû
Community Member
4 years ago

wonder why they don't ever show 2017-18...

Melissa Siroky
Community Member
4 years ago

I wish these pictures of glaciers would indicate whether they were taken in winter or summer so the true rescinding would be indicated. Glaciers do rescind a bit in summer and spread in winter. There has been a lot of damage due to global warming but I’m not sure these pictures are true indicators.

Elizabeth Gruenwald
Community Member
4 years ago

Depressing

kuikkaP
Community Member
4 years ago

What glacier?

Peter Fessler
Community Member
4 years ago

Hey, science lovers, guess what? Glaciers are supposed to recede. Why? Because science. And just because this one disappeared in 100+ years, doesn't mean it can be attributed to global warming/climate change.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
4 years ago

#4 .......

Magda Jozsa
Community Member
4 years ago

I think all these glacier pictures kind of prove that global warming DOES exist.

Sunzilla
Community Member
4 years ago

What glacier? There was no glacier there in 2005...

Gwen Johnson-Brown
Community Member
4 years ago

gasp

Fay Alford
Community Member
4 years ago

So sad :(

Barbi Lucas
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm weeping for the death of the glacier.

Francie Traschen
Community Member
4 years ago

global warming

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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
4 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
4 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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Rūta Šližytė
Community Member
4 years ago

L'viv, Rynok Square. Strange to see this place so empty. It's (OK - wasin September 2017) much more crowded

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#44

Bereich Um Das Brandenburger, Germany, 1928 - 2015

Bereich Um Das Brandenburger, Germany, 1928 - 2015

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Nela Rothenbach
Community Member
4 years ago

The Title is lacking a "Tor"

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#45

Römerberg, Frankfurt, Germany, 1910 - 2017

Römerberg, Frankfurt, Germany, 1910 - 2017

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Sherrie Glendening
Community Member
4 years ago

Still very picturesque.

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#46

Karl Johan Street, Norway, 1899 - 2007

Karl Johan Street, Norway, 1899 - 2007

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Arren Schroyer
Community Member
1 year ago

Is seems they have gotten rid of trolley tracks everywhere but its still great to see that the buzzing of people walking about and enjoying the town has not changed.

#47

Sultan Abdul Samad, Malaysia, 1941 - 2016

Sultan Abdul Samad, Malaysia, 1941 - 2016

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just a thought !
Community Member
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 years ago

JOB WELL DONE

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#55

Near Poznań, Poland, 1936 - 2017

Near Poznań, Poland, 1936 - 2017

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Sherrie Glendening
Community Member
4 years ago

If that building could only talk, imagine what it has witnessed.

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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
4 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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Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
4 years ago

#5

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#58

Osnabrück, Germany, 1914 - 2013

Osnabrück, Germany, 1914 - 2013

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Laura Rudgers
Community Member
4 years ago

I wish they had left some of the landscaping....

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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
4 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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Sherrie Glendening
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely beautiful.

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Poznań, Poland, 1925 - 2016

Poznań, Poland, 1925 - 2016

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Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
4 years ago

all the trees are gone... boooooooooooooo

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Nordkap, Norway, 1975 - 2015

Nordkap, Norway, 1975 - 2015