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!
I love the way they doesn't tear down the white building.
This is the second pic from Norway with no changes. Looks peaceful.
There are probably some crazy before and after photos of Dresden related to the war.
Oans, zwoa, gsuffa!
The before had beautiful buildings , but the fact that there are trees there now makes me feel it's changed for the good .
It's corner of Ratajczaka and Św. Marcin Streets. "Skrzyżowanie" means "crossroads" in Polish. :)
Context: Top photo is shortly before the Chernobyl meltdown (this is the nearby town where the employees and their families lived).
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.
...even the guy sitting there has changed...
The first picture is definitely not from 1900. Judging by the cars, it was taken around 1930. This is what the place actually looked like in 1900, before a fire destroyed the building in 1915: Moulin-Rouge-1.jpg
Looks like a fairytale.
restoration at its finest
The original construction was destroyed almost entirely in WWII. The current one was completed in 2005. The black bricks in the new church are some that were part of the original construction.
We can survive & rebuild from rubble.
Awww, the old one looks more romantic
Interesting how the original field boundaries ended up forming the streets and roads .
the quote on the sign is still valid...
I think it would look better without all these bikes, although it is a healthier way of getting around compared to cars tbh.
It looks much better!
Looked way better before
Neat as a pin
New Bridge looks a little bit sturdier
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.
That globe is so cool! I wish it was still there!
This reminds me of Mr Darcy's house in Pride and Prejudice
Hey! who moved the chair???
Retained the cobblestones!
I assume this is a church? A church where they evidently don't want you to sit for very long...
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.
Sad, beyond words.