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 1 year ago

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

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Seljestadjuvet, Odda, Norway, 1887 - 2014

Seljestadjuvet, Odda, Norway, 1887 - 2014

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Josh Ritter 1 year ago

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

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Martin Luther Statue, Dresden, Germany, 1958 - 2014

Martin Luther Statue, Dresden, Germany, 1958 - 2014

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Misterscooter 1 year ago

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

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Hofbräuhaus München, Germany, 1910 - 2017

Hofbräuhaus München, Germany, 1910 - 2017

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Aliosha Ally 1 year ago

Oans, zwoa, gsuffa!

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Quai Des Nations, Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

Quai Des Nations, Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

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just a thought ! 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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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 1 year 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 1 year 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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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 1 year ago

Looks like a fairytale.

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#12

Reichstag, Germany, 1945 - 2012

Reichstag, Germany, 1945 - 2012

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Elise 1 year ago

restoration at its finest

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Hammerfest, Norway, 1889 - 2004

Hammerfest, Norway, 1889 - 2004

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Misterscooter 1 year ago

Gorgeous.

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Frauenkirche Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 1897 - 2010

Frauenkirche Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 1897 - 2010

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Franco La Torre 1 year 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 1 year ago

Awww, the old one looks more romantic

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Marcin Street, Poznań, Poland, 1945 - 2017

Marcin Street, Poznań, Poland, 1945 - 2017

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Nancy E 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

the quote on the sign is still valid...

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Osnabrück Central Railway Station, Germany, 1965 - 2015

Osnabrück Central Railway Station, Germany, 1965 - 2015

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Martin Forbes 1 year 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 1 year ago

Neat as a pin

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#21

Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

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KT Trondsen 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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#33

Łódź, Poland, 1887 - 2015

Łódź, Poland, 1887 - 2015

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Shannon McKee 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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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 1 year 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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Sherrie Glendening 1 year ago

Population explosion?

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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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Stephen Treffman 1 year 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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#40

Shepard Glacier, USA, 1913 - 2005

 Shepard Glacier, USA, 1913 - 2005

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riley.girl 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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#47

Sultan Abdul Samad, Malaysia, 1941 - 2016

Sultan Abdul Samad, Malaysia, 1941 - 2016

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just a thought ! 1 year ago

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

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Most Kłodny, Poland, 1900 - 2013

Most Kłodny, Poland, 1900 - 2013

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Nick Faulkner 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Valdas Ričkus 1 year ago

We should write "sad" on this one too, to show how much we care.

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Osnabrück, Germany, 1914 - 2013

Osnabrück, Germany, 1914 - 2013

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Laura Rudgers 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Absolutely beautiful.

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#61

Poznań, Poland, 1925 - 2016

Poznań, Poland, 1925 - 2016

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Marty BlackEagle-Carl 1 year ago

all the trees are gone... boooooooooooooo

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#62

Nordkap, Norway, 1975 - 2015

Nordkap, Norway, 1975 - 2015

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Sherrie Glendening 1 year ago

Are these the same people, perhaps on their honeymoon in the top picture?

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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 1 year ago

Actually St Louis is in Missouri, not in Illinois.

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Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, Germany, 1976 - 2005

Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, Germany, 1976 - 2005

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Dragomir Boiadzhiev 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Why the picture of the G.I.?

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#69

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

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

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Ana Fuentes 1 year ago

the 80's picture is better

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Osnabrück, Germany, 1953 - 2015

 Osnabrück, Germany, 1953 - 2015

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Luna 1 year ago

best place for shopping by far ;)

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Cityscape, Montreal, Canada, 1996 - 2015

Cityscape, Montreal, Canada, 1996 - 2015

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Tiny Dynamine 1 year ago

Yeah, not much changes in 19 years...

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#72

Rue De Rivoli, Paris, France, 1900 - 2016

Rue De Rivoli, Paris, France, 1900 - 2016

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Martin Forbes 1 year ago

Heaven for anyone with OCD.

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#73

Victory Gate, Munich, Germany, 1925 - 2017

Victory Gate, Munich, Germany, 1925 - 2017

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Jeff 1 year ago

Sad that the angels are gone

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#74

Ludwig's House And Weavery, Łódź, Poland, 1873 - 2015

Ludwig's House And Weavery, Łódź, Poland, 1873 - 2015

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Courtney Buras 1 year ago

All of the beautiful details are gone :(

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#75

Kyrkö Mosse, Sweden, 1980 - 2015

Kyrkö Mosse, Sweden, 1980 - 2015

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Dragomir Boiadzhiev 1 year ago

Rust Almighty.

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#76

Rue St. Placide, Paris, France, 1944 - 2016

Rue St. Placide, Paris, France, 1944 - 2016

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Hazel Steenman 1 year ago

Look how war-thin everyone is in the earlier picture...

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