The world is always changing all around us, but it's so gradual that we rarely notice it. But when you look at two photographs taken from the exact same viewpoint at different points in time, you'll notice a huge difference! Most of these places have evolved in ways no one could have imagined several decades ago, while others seem to have barely been affected by the passage of time. It's such a refreshing and mind-blowing perspective on how we look at the world. So, brace yourself and check out these then and now photos and you'll totally see what we mean.
Trees have been added. The old dirt road has been replaced with a modern paved street, and horse drawn carriages have been replaced with modern vehicles. But some of the homes look the same.
The mountains and lakes have remained the same. Even the stones on the side of the road are there, but their shape has changed a bit over the last 127 years. And oh yes! There's a road and lots of cars too.
The Church Of Our Lady was destroyed during a bombing in World War II. The ruins were left there for several decades as a reminder before being rebuilt. Ironically, the Martin Luther statue remains unscathed.
The before photo had beautiful buildings near the water, but the fact that there are trees there now makes it eco-friendlier. Oddly enough, those buildings were part of the 1900s world's fair and were only there temporarily anyway.
Pripyat is a nearby town where the employees and their families lived shortly before the Chernobyl incident. While the city remains a ghost town twenty years later, trees suggest that the area may be habitable once again.
You're looking at these two photos and thinking, wow, not much has changed in over a century. But most of these buildings were bombed to bits and replaced. But if you can't tell the difference, then the architects who rebuilt the city did their job.
Glaciers don't melt and re-form over several seasons. This is a serious sign of global warning. In fact, something similar is happening in Iceland too. Despite this, the scenery remains absolutely beautiful.
These photos were taken on the corner of Ratajczaka and Sw. Marcin Street. Notice the amazing restoration. The building is beautiful. Personally, we love the lower grates on the 2nd floor above the shops.
The building was destroyed by a fire in 1915, but this is what it looked like in all its glory in the early 20th century. Today, the building looks modern while keeping some of the original features like the windmill.
The first photo was taken in 1889 and showed ice, water and mountainsides. But 120 years later, the valley is less hostile and more fertile with shore meadows, will thickets, and marshlands after the retreat of the glaciers.