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20 ‘Then And Now’ Pics That Show How Time Changes Things

Published 2 months ago

If you’re not familiar with what rephotography is, it’s the art of reshooting old photos of places in the modern day as accurately as possible. This can prove to be rather tricky, especially when it comes to really old photos, as the places often change dramatically over the years, and finding the exact spot where a picture was taken almost a hundred (or even more!) years ago is really challenging. Nevertheless, the users of the r/OldPhotosInRealLife subreddit love a good challenge and constantly provide us with amazing recreations of old photos in modern times, proving how time changes things – and not always for the better.

Check out some great examples of rephotography in the gallery below and if you want more, explore the amazing work of re.photos here!

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#1 The Arctic 103 Years Ago Compared To Today

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#2 My Grandfather And I In Tokyo, 73 Years Apart

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#3 The Shambles In York (UK) Inspiration For Diagon Alley From Harry Potter. Late 1800s And Today

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#4 Bike Ride In Berlin Kreuzberg ( ~1985 / 2018 )

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#5 Chichen Itza 1892 And Now

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#6 World War I Trenches

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#7 Bishan Park, 30 Years Apart. Top Pic, 1988. Bottom Pic, 2020

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#8 Utrecht, Netherlands 1982 vs. 2020. They Converted The Highway To A Canal

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#9 Moscow Pictures 20 Years Apart

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#10 My Hometown, Approx 100 Years Ago vs. My Pic From Last Week…. Not So Much Has Changed…

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#11 The Banyan Tree In Maui. Top Photo Taken By My Grandfather While He Was Stationed There During Wwii. Bottom I Took Without Knowing His Photo Existed

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#12 The Flatiron Building, New York (1917 And 2012)

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#13 The Changing Face Of St Bartholomew-The-Great’s Gatehouse In Smithfield, Which Was Built In 1595 And Some Point Bricked Over. It Was Bombed During A Ww1 Zeppelin Raid Knocking Off Some Bricks Revealing Its Tudor Half-Timbered Facade. It Was Restored To How It Looks Today. 1916 vs. Now

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#14 Atomic Bomb Dome – 75 Years Later

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#15 Singapore 2000 vs. Now

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#16 From Fascism To Kebabs, Durham 1934 vs. 2020

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#17 The Development Of This City In Georgia

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#18 1920 / 2020 . San Francisco, Ca

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#19 My Great Grandfather And I Trained At The Same Location, Exactly 100 Years Apart. He Left For France Shortly After This Was Taken In 1917

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#20 Early Los Angeles Compared To 2001

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