81 Before & After Pics Showing How The World Has Changed Over Time By Re.Photos

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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

#2 Seljestadjuvet, Odda, Norway, 1887 – 2014

Seljestadjuvet, Odda, Norway, 1887 - 2014

#3 Martin Luther Statue, Dresden, Germany, 1958 – 2014

Martin Luther Statue, Dresden, Germany, 1958 - 2014

#4 Hofbräuhaus München, Germany, 1910 – 2017

Hofbräuhaus München, Germany, 1910 - 2017

#5 Quai Des Nations, Paris, France, 1900 – 2017

Quai Des Nations, Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

#6 Corner Of Ratajczaka And Św. Marcin Streets, Poznań, Poland, 1945 – 2017

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

#7 Pripyat, Ukraine, 1986 – 2016

Pripyat, Ukraine, 1986 - 2016

#8 Chaney Glacier, USA, 1911 – 2005

Chaney Glacier, USA, 1911 - 2005

#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.

#10 Moulin Rouge, Paris, France, 1900 – 2016

Moulin Rouge, Paris, France, 1900 - 2016

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

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

#12 Reichstag, Germany, 1945 – 2012

Reichstag, Germany, 1945 - 2012

#13 Hammerfest, Norway, 1889 – 2004

Hammerfest, Norway, 1889 - 2004

#14 Frauenkirche Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 1897 – 2010

Frauenkirche Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 1897 - 2010

#15 Tour Eiffel, Paris, France, 1910 – 2016

Tour Eiffel, Paris, France, 1910 - 2016

#16 Marcin Street, Poznań, Poland, 1945 – 2017

Marcin Street, Poznań, Poland, 1945 - 2017

#17 Osnabrück, Germany, 1904 – 2016

Osnabrück, Germany, 1904 - 2016

#18 The Karlstor, Munich, Germany, 1946 – 2017

The Karlstor, Munich, Germany, 1946 - 2017

#19 Osnabrück Central Railway Station, Germany, 1965 – 2015

Osnabrück Central Railway Station, Germany, 1965 - 2015

#20 Nowomiejska Street, Łódź, Poland, 1874 – 2016

Nowomiejska Street, Łódź, Poland, 1874 - 2016

#21 Paris, France, 1900 – 2017

Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

#22 Szyperska Street, Poznań, Poland, 2006 – 2017

Szyperska Street, Poznań, Poland, 2006 - 2017

#23 Kjeåsen Railway Bridge, Kjeåsen, Norway, 1927 – 2008

Kjeåsen Railway Bridge, Kjeåsen, Norway, 1927 - 2008

#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.

#25 Palais Im Großen Garten Dresden, Germany, 1900 – 2005

Palais Im Großen Garten Dresden, Germany, 1900 - 2005

#26 St. Matthew Evangelical Church, Łódź, Poland, 1937 – 2017

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

#27 Osnabrück, Germany, 1953 – 2015

Osnabrück, Germany, 1953 - 2015

#28 St-Gervais-Et-St-Protais, France, 1918 – 2017

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

#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.

#30 Karlstor, Munich, Germany , 1910 – 2017

Karlstor, Munich, Germany , 1910 - 2017

#31 Köln Domplatte, Germany, 1945 – 2011

Köln Domplatte, Germany, 1945 - 2011

#32 Gymnasium, Osnabrück, Germany, 1870 – 2015

Gymnasium, Osnabrück, Germany, 1870 - 2015

#33 Łódź, Poland, 1887 – 2015

Łódź, Poland, 1887 - 2015

#34 Hôtel De Ville, France, 1871 – 2014

Hôtel De Ville, France, 1871 - 2014

#35 Notre Dame, Paris, France, 1850 – 2016

Notre Dame, Paris, France, 1850 - 2016

#36 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.

#37 St. Nicholas’ Church, Berlin, Germany, 1939 – 2013

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

#38 Poznań, Poland, 1977- 2016

Poznań, Poland, 1977- 2016

#39 Lunch Atop A Skyscraper, New York, Usa, London, England, 1932 – 2011

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

#40 Shepard Glacier, USA, 1913 – 2005

 Shepard Glacier, USA, 1913 - 2005

#41 The Place Des Victoires, Paris, France, 1914 – 2017

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

#42 Rudolstadt Marktstraße 54 Amtsgericht, Germany, 1906 – 2015

Rudolstadt Marktstraße 54 Amtsgericht, Germany, 1906 - 2015

#43 L’viv, Ukraine, 1943 – 2017

L'viv, Ukraine, 1943 - 2017

#44 Bereich Um Das Brandenburger, Germany, 1928 – 2015

Bereich Um Das Brandenburger, Germany, 1928 - 2015

#45 Römerberg, Frankfurt, Germany, 1910 – 2017

Römerberg, Frankfurt, Germany, 1910 - 2017

#46 Karl Johan Street, Norway, 1899 – 2007

Karl Johan Street, Norway, 1899 - 2007

#47 Sultan Abdul Samad, Malaysia, 1941 – 2016

Sultan Abdul Samad, Malaysia, 1941 - 2016

#48 Most Kłodny, Poland, 1900 – 2013

Most Kłodny, Poland, 1900 - 2013

#49 Notre-Dame, Paris, France, 1944 – 2017

Notre-Dame, Paris, France, 1944 - 2017

#50 Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1919 – 2016

Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1919 - 2016

#51 Japanese Troops Advancing Through Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1942 – 2016

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

#52 Blick Vom Kap, Germany, 1961 – 2009

Blick Vom Kap, Germany, 1961 - 2009

#53 Warmenhuizen, Holland, 1950 – 2016

Warmenhuizen, Holland, 1950 - 2016

#54 The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, 1888 – 2017

The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, 1888 - 2017

#55 Near Poznań, Poland, 1936 – 2017

Near Poznań, Poland, 1936 - 2017

#56 Pont Notre-Dame, France, 1910 – 2017

Pont Notre-Dame, France, 1910 - 2017

#57 Svartisen Glacier, Norway, 1989 – 2017

Svartisen Glacier, Norway, 1989 - 2017

#58 Osnabrück, Germany, 1914 – 2013

Osnabrück, Germany, 1914 - 2013

#59 Opera Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1945 – 2015

Opera Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1945 - 2015

#60 St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Ireland, 2004 – 2013

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

#61 Poznań, Poland, 1925 – 2016

Poznań, Poland, 1925 - 2016

#62 Nordkap, Norway, 1975 – 2015

Nordkap, Norway, 1975 - 2015

#63 The Old St. Louis County Courthouse, St. Louis, Illinois, 1865 – 2015

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

#64 Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, Germany, 1976 – 2005

Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, Germany, 1976 - 2005

#65 Pavillons Of The Nations, Paris, France, 1900 – 2017

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

#66 Rentforter Straße, Germany, 1945 – 2017

Rentforter Straße, Germany, 1945 - 2017

#67 National Textile Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1971 – 2016

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

#68 Checkpoint Charlie, Germany, 1961 – 2009

Checkpoint Charlie, Germany, 1961 - 2009

#69 San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, California, 1980 – 2007

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

#70 Osnabrück, Germany, 1953 – 2015

 Osnabrück, Germany, 1953 - 2015

#71 Cityscape, Montreal, Canada, 1996 – 2015

Cityscape, Montreal, Canada, 1996 - 2015

#72 Rue De Rivoli, Paris, France, 1900 – 2016

Rue De Rivoli, Paris, France, 1900 - 2016

#73 Victory Gate, Munich, Germany, 1925 – 2017

Victory Gate, Munich, Germany, 1925 - 2017

#74 Ludwig’s House And Weavery, Łódź, Poland, 1873 – 2015

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

#75 Kyrkö Mosse, Sweden, 1980 – 2015

Kyrkö Mosse, Sweden, 1980 - 2015

#76 Rue St. Placide, Paris, France, 1944 – 2016

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

#77 Poznań, Poland, 1968 – 2017

Poznań, Poland, 1968 - 2017

#78 Seine From Pont De L’alma, Paris, France, 1900 – 2017

Seine From Pont De L'alma, Paris, France, 1900 - 2017

#79 Poznań, Poland, 1968 – 2017

Poznań, Poland, 1968 - 2017

#80 Höffken House, Essen-Burgaltendorf, Germany, 1951 – 2016

Höffken House, Essen-Burgaltendorf, Germany, 1951 - 2016

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