30+ Before & After Pics Showing How The World Has Changed Over Time

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.

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01. Rysstad, Norway, 1888 – 2013

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02. Seljestadjuvet, Odda, Norway, 1887 – 2014

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03. Martin Luther Statue, Dresden, Germany, 1958 – 2014

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04. Quai Des Nations, Paris, France, 1900 – 2017

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05. Pripyat, Ukraine, 1986 – 2016

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06. Hofbräuhaus München, Germany, 1910 – 2017

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07. Chaney Glacier, USA, 1911 – 2005

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08. Corner Of Ratajczaka And Św. Marcin Streets, Poznań, Poland, 1945 – 2017

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09. Moulin Rouge, Paris, France, 1900 – 2016

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10. Engabreen Glacier, Norway, 1889 – 2010

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.

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11. Reichstag, Germany, 1945 – 2012

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12. Tour Eiffel, Paris, France, 1910 – 2016

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13. Horse Cart And Steam Locomotive, Mont Saint-Michel, France, 1908 – 2016

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14. Hammerfest, Norway, 1889 – 2004

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15. Marcin Street, Poznań, Poland, 1945 – 2017

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16. Osnabrück, Germany, 1904 – 2016

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17. The Karlstor, Munich, Germany, 1946 – 2017

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18. Paris, France, 1900 – 2017

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19. Frauenkirche Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 1897 – 2010

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20. Osnabrück Central Railway Station, Germany, 1965 – 2015

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21. Nowomiejska Street, Łódź, Poland, 1874 – 2016

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22. St-Gervais-Et-St-Protais, France, 1918 – 2017

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23. The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, 1900 – 2017

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.

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24. St. Matthew Evangelical Church, Łódź, Poland, 1937 – 2017

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25. Szyperska Street, Poznań, Poland, 2006 – 2017

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26. Palais Im Großen Garten Dresden, Germany, 1900 – 2005

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27. Karlstor, Munich, Germany , 1910 – 2017

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28. Osnabrück, Germany, 1953 – 2015

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29. Kjeåsen Railway Bridge, Kjeåsen, Norway, 1927 – 2008

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30. The Grinnell Glacier, Montana, USA, 1911 – 2008

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.

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31. Köln Domplatte, Germany, 1945 – 2011

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32. St. Nicholas’ Church, Berlin, Germany, 1939 – 2013

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33. Poznań, Poland, 1977- 2016

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34. Sultan Abdul Samad, Malaysia, 1941 – 2016

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35. Hôtel De Ville, France, 1871 – 2014

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36. Gymnasium, Osnabrück, Germany, 1870 – 2015

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37. Lunch Atop A Skyscraper, New York, Usa, London, England, 1932 – 2011

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38. Shepard Glacier, USA, 1913 – 2005

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39. Rue De La Paix, Paris, France, 1871 – 2016

Barricade of revolutionary Paris Commune in 1871 in the rue de la Paix (confluence Place Vendôme).
In spring of 1871, it comes for an uprising in Paris of the workers and soldiers of the National Guard against the conservative government. In spontaneous elections a Paris city council (commune) is formed, whose members (communards) try to enforce the transformation of France into a socialist union of sovereign communities against the will of the central government. After bloody clashes the communards finally gain control of Paris.

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40. Notre Dame, Paris, France, 1850 – 2016

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41. Bereich Um Das Brandenburger, Germany, 1928 – 2015

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42. The Place Des Victoires, Paris, France, 1914 – 2017

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43. Japanese Troops Advancing Through Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1942 – 2016

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44. Pavilions Of The Nations, Paris, France, 1900 – 2017

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45. Warmenhuizen, Holland, 1950 – 2016

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46. Most Kłodny, Poland, 1900 – 2013

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47. L’viv, Ukraine, 1943 – 2017

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48. Łódź, Poland, 1887 – 2015

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49. Karl Johan Street, Norway, 1899 – 2007

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50. Rudolstadt Marktstraße 54 Amtsgericht, Germany, 1906 – 2015

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51. Ludwig’s House And Weavery, Łódź, Poland, 1873 – 2015

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52. Römerberg, Frankfurt, Germany, 1910 – 2017

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53. National Textile Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1971 – 2016

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54. Blick Vom Kap, Germany, 1961 – 2009

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55. Cityscape, Montreal, Canada, 1996 – 2015

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56. Poznań, Poland, 1925 – 2016

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57. The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, 1888 – 2017

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58. Pont Notre-Dame, France, 1910 – 2017

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59. Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, Germany, 1976 – 2005

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60. Rentforter Straße, Germany, 1945 – 2017

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61. Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1919 – 2016

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62. Svartisen Glacier, Norway, 1989 – 2017

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63. Osnabrück, Germany, 1914 – 2013

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64. Notre-Dame, Paris, France, 1944 – 2017

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65. Kyrkö Mosse, Sweden, 1980 – 2015

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66. Opera Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1945 – 2015

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67. The Old St. Louis County Courthouse, St. Louis, Illinois, 1865 – 2015

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68. San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, California, 1980 – 2007

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69. Near Poznań, Poland, 1936 – 2017

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70. Rue De Rivoli, Paris, France, 1900 – 2016

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71. Victory Gate, Munich, Germany, 1925 – 2017

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72. Osnabrück, Germany, 1953 – 2015

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73. Seine From Pont De L’alma, Paris, France, 1900 – 2017

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74. Checkpoint Charlie, Germany, 1961 – 2009

75. St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Ireland, 2004 – 2013

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76. Poznań, Poland, 1968 – 2017

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77. Rue St. Placide, Paris, France, 1944 – 2016

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78. Nordkap, Norway, 1975 – 2015

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79. Poznań, Poland, 1968 – 2017

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80. Höffken House, Essen-Burgaltendorf, Germany, 1951 – 2016

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81. Hotel Aquantis, Langeoog, Germany, 1989 – 2016

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Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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