Before And After Photos That Show How Places Have Changed Over Time.

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A lot has changed in the span of 125 years in Rysstad, Norway, between 1888 and 2013.

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.

Time moves forward, but not much changed in Seljestadjuvet, Odda, Norway, between 1887 and 2014.

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.

Martin Luther Statue in Dresden, Germany, has gotten a makeover between 1958 and 2014.

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.

Change has been good for the Quai Des Nations in Paris, France, between 1900 and 2017.

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.

A major incident in Pripyat, Ukraine, made a huge difference between 1986 and 2016.

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.

Some people may not notice changes in Hofbräuhaus München, Germany, between 1910 and 2017.

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.

When you look at Chaney Glacier, USA, between 1911 and 2005, you'll notice our world is in danger.

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.

You can see the ravages and the restoration of this building in Poznan, Poland, between 1945 and 2017.

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 Moulin Rouge Cinema in Paris, France, has gotten a new face between the 1900s and 2016.

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.

Things have gotten a little less glacial in Engabreen Glacier, Norway, between 1889 and 2010

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.