Modern Photos Of Old Places Is Closest Thing We Have To Time Travel (25 Pics)

“History repeats itself, first as tragedy then as farce.” While we usually associate that particular saying with negative connotations, sometimes revisiting places can be illuminating. These photos, taken decades later in the same spots, show just how dramatic and beautiful historical change can be.

1. The same place in 1900 and today (Eureka, Colorado)

2. Shanghai, China — 1990 vs 2010

3. Brandenburg Gate, Berlin. – 1806, 1939, 1989, and 2019

4. 59 years of progress

5. I live in Denmark. My mom took me to Disneyworld, Florida, in 1996 when I was 15. This summer, aged 38, I returned with my own kids.

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6. September 11

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7. I blended the picture I took over spring break in NYC with the famous Grand Central Station lights photo. (2019 on the left, 1954 on the right)

8. Times Square – New York City (1905 – 2015)

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9. After 30 years, two brothers return to Chernobyl to find an old friend waiting for them.

10. 28 years later.