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