Have you ever wondered how the area you live in now looked like 30 or 50 years ago? If so, re.photos website, recently established by a group of people fascinated with then-and-now photography, has a database full of pictures that might help you out.
This database allows anyone, who shares the love for before and after pictures, to contribute their photographs and compare how a street, an area, or a famous landmark looks like now and the way it did way back in the past.
Scroll down below to see what traces urbanization, globalization, and global warming has left on our surroundings over time and visit the page to see more.
1. St. Matthew Evangelical Church, Łódź, Poland, 1937
Aren’t those stained glass windows simply beautiful? Imagine how they must look in person!
2. Paris, France, 1900
I love how not much of this bridge has changed other than the modernization of the boats! You could walk right through history here!
3. The Karlstor, Munich, Germany 1946
The sign over the archway is more relevant now than ever, maybe they should put it back!
4. Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, 1945
This restoration is simply beautiful, especially when you consider how much of the building was destroyed in the first photo.
5. Moulin Rouge, Paris, France, 1900
This one should be a wake-up call for anyone actually expecting it to look like it did in that movie with Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.
6. Frauenkirche Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 1897
The original building was destroyed in World War Two, which just makes the restoration even more remarkable!