People Share 104 ‘Then And Now’ Pics To Show How Time Changes Everything (New Pics)

Rephotography is the act of repeat photography at the same site, with a time gap between the two images; the so-called “then and now” view of a particular area.

Some of these images are pretty casual in terms of their artistic expression, usually taken from the same viewpoint but without trying to recreate the same “vibe” of the original shot. Others, however, are produced very precisely. Either way, they provide very interesting insights into the passage of time and its effect on the world.

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Hands down, the best online archive of such pictures is the subreddit r/OldPhotosInRealLife. Natural wonders, urban settlements, you name it, it has it all. Continue scrolling to check out the most popular recent posts among its members, and be sure to check out our earlier publications on the subreddit here, here, and here when you’re done, too.

#1 1980s And Nowadays, Forestation By Hikmet Kaya In Turkey

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#2 Haarlemmerdijk Street In Amsterdam, Netherlands (1971 And 2020)

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#3 1910 Great Flood Of Paris

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#4 Tiergarten, Berlin (1945 & 2021)

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#5 My House – Lillington, Nc – 1914 And Last Year

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#6 Manhattan In 1851 And Today

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#7 A German Aa Battery In Aasenfjord, Norway. A Transparent Screen With A Photo From The War Is Placed So You Can See What It Looked Like When New

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#8 Kharkiv, Ukraine 2015 And 2022

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#9 Positano, Italy A Century Apart (1920/2022)

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#10 Boston – Elevated Highway Moved Underground, Replaced With Green Space. (1990s V. 2010s)

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#11 Roman Theatre Of Cartagena (Province Of Murcia, Spain) 1991 vs. 2021

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#12 Besikli Cave Tomb In Hatay, Turkey

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#13 1946 vs. 2021 – Poznań, Poland

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#14 Butchery Lane, Canterbury, In 1895, 1920, 1992 And 2022

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#15 Ent To NYC And Had A Free Day So I Visited Some Iconic Album Cover Locations

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#16 This Is A Photo My Great Grandfather Took In Youngstown In 1951 And A Photo I Took Yesterday

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#17 Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. 100 Years Apart

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#18 Redlands Fire Department Group Photo 1958 And 2012 @ Intersection Of 35 Cajon St, Redlands, Ca

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#19 Mount Rushmore (1905-2019)

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#20 Poznań Old Square – Ww2 vs. 2021

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#21 Roman Forum (Rome, Italy) Before 1864 vs. Today

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#22 Gooderham Flatiron Building, Toronto (1895 vs. Today)

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#23 Baroli Temples, Baroli, Rajasthan, India. Built 10th Century Ce. Sketch From 1850 And Picture From 2018

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#24 1916 vs. Now- Verdun Battlefield, France

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#25 1000 Year Old Toghrol Tower In The City Of Rey, Iran. First Photo Taken In 1840’s

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#26 Torun, Poland

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#27 Loket, Czech Republice 1900 And 2019

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#28 Vishram Ghat – Mathura, India

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#29 The Ancient Theatre Of Delphi, Greece

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#30 Süreyya Beach In 1940s And Nowadays, Istanbul

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#31 Minami-Sanriku (Japan) 2011 vs. 2020

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#32 Roman Theatre Of Mérida (Extremadura, Spain) Around 1912 vs. 2018

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#33 St.andrew’s Church, Kyiv, Ukraine. Then And Now

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#34 1878 – 2022. Tetons. Not Much Has Really Changed In This Photo. But I Still Think It’s Neat

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#35 Twa Terminal In Jfk In 1968. Now A Hotel Lobby

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#36 Fascism To Kebabs, Durham 1934 V 2020

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#37 Sarajevo 1996 vs. 2012

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#38 Shahabad Castle, Rampur, India. 1911 And 2021

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#39 Pantheon (Rome, Italy) 1871 vs. 2019

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#40 U.S. Patent Office In 1924 vs. 2018 (Now The The National Portrait Gallery And American Art Museum)

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#41 10 Years In Detroit. 2009 And 2019. House Proud Lawn Mowing To Abandoned Debris

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#42 Elio Callistio Square (Rome, Italy). Around 1900 vs. 2017

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#43 Prague, Czechia

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#44 Quai D’anjou, Paris. 1926 (Eugene Atget) And 2020 (Me)

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#45 1930s vs. 2021, Same Location, Ona Lighthouse, Norway. Lighthouse Constructed In 1867 And Still Active

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#46 Chaukhandi Stupa, Sarnath, India. Originally Built Between 4th And 6th Centuries By Gupta Dynasty To Mark The Site Where Buddha And His First Disciples Met. Octagonal Tower Was Added In 1588 By Raja Todar Mal To Commemorate The Visit Of Mughal Humayun. Photos From 1860 And 2020

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#47 Oxford Street, London – 1941 vs. 2022

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#48 Avril Lavigne’s First Album Shoot 2022 vs. 2002

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#49 San Francisco 1920 And 2020

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#50 Intersection Of Beaufait And Darby Avenues, Porter Ranch, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles – From A Scene In “E.t.” In 1982 And In 2022

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#51 Trevi Fountain, Rome

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#52 Pollok House Gardens, Glasgow, 1908 And 2022

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#53 Lombard Street San Francisco 1920s And Today

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#54 Fifth Avenue From 34th Street In NYC, Around 1912 And 2016

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#55 The Road To Grandfather Mountain Today (June 2, 2022) And When Forest Gump Ran There In 1976

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#56 Bristol, Gloucestershire

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#57 NYC: 8th Ave/32nd St (Penn Station & Msg), 1910 (Colorized) vs. 2019

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#58 Hilltop View Of El Paso Texas, 1880s vs. 2010s

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#59 Before 9/11 And After 2015

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#60 The First McDonald’s In Worcester – 1964 vs. 2021

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#61 Hawa Mahal In Jaipur, India (1895 And 2021)

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#62 Tomb Of Mughal Adham Khan And His Mother Maham Anga. Delhi, India. Built 1562. In 1830s, A British Officer Named Blake Of Bengal Civil Service, Converted This Tomb Into His Residential Apartment And Removed The Graves To Make His Dining Hall. Only The Grave Of Adham Was Restored By Curzon In 1901

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#63 Waterford, Ireland – 1910 vs. Today – Markets Took Place In This Little Village As Far Back As 1680

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#64 Churfürstliche Fuchsjagd, Tiergarten, Berlin (1945 And 2020)

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#65 Salem Street Jail | Salem Ma | 1992 & 2021

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#66 Market & Castro Street, San Francisco, Ca (1920 And 2019)

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#67 The Dining Cars Cafe In Buellton, California. Open From 1946 To 1958, The Diner Incorporated Two Former La Streetcars Into Its Architecture. It Had Been Closed For Almost Two Decades By The Time The Top Photo Was Taken. (1976 vs. 2012)

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#68 Downtown Toronto (1953 vs. 2017)

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#69 Ray Liotta And Joe Pesci Outside A Queens, NY Diner In The Movie Goodfellas (Filmed In 1989)

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#70 Church Of The Redeemer In Toronto, 98 Years Apart

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#71 Ransom Gillis House Detroit

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#72 Rail Station In Bak, Poland 1930 And 2004

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#73 Ypres, Belgium During Ww1. How It Looks Today

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#74 The 2100 Year Old Chaitya Hall Of Ajanta Cave 10 In Maharashtra, India. As Seen In 1839 And As Seen Now

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#75 Corner Of School And Main Streets, Brockton, Massachusetts In 1940 vs. 2018. (1940 Photo By Jack Delano Via Library Of Congress.)

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#76 San Jacinto Plaza, El Paso, Tx. 1900ish vs. 2022 (Not The Same Angle But Close Enough)

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#77 Gonzales County Courthouse Gonzales, Texas. (1939 And Today)

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#78 Smith Square, Westminster – 1920s vs. 2022

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#79 Buddhist Pagoda, Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India. Brought To Kolkata In 1854 From Prome, Burma By Lord Dalhousie As A War Trophy After 2nd Anglo-Burmese War. Built 1852. Photos From 1885 And 2019

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#80 Monaco In To Catch A Thief In 1955 And In 2021

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#81 Michigan Supreme Court Judge James V Campbell’s House, 261 Alfred St, Detroit, Mi (1882 And 2017)

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#82 Mulberry Street, Little Italy, Manhattan – 1900 & Now

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#83 The View From The Empire State Building In 1931 And 2011

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#84 The TV Western ‘Gunsmoke’ Ran For 20 Years From 1955 Until 1975 With 635 Episodes. Below Is A Picture Of The Set During Filming And Again As It Appears Today

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#85 Manikesvara Temple, Lakkundi, India (1880 And 2017)

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#86 Hiran Minar Or Ivory Tower, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, India. Built By Mughal Emperor Akbar Between 1571 – 1585. Photos From 1893 And 2019

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#87 Qingdao 1914 – 2022

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#88 A Hallway In My High School, 1973 vs. 2022

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#89 The Hotel Kaaterskill On A Mountaintop In The Catskills Of New York, Around 1900-05 And The Scene In 2021

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#90 Eastwick, Philadelphia, 1927 (Colorized) vs. 2022

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#91 Colossal Statues Of Varaha Lifting Bhudevi (Earth), (11 Feet High) And Vishnu (Back, 13 Feet High). Carved Between 500-600 Ce. Eran, Madhya Pradesh, India. Photos From 1893 And 2018

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#92 The Day The Sky Turned Orange In San Francisco vs. Today

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#93 Kurt Cobain And Courtney Love With Frances Bean In 1992 At Their Hollywood Heights Home

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#94 Random Street Corner In Queens, NY (Date Unknown)

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#95 The Ontario Legislative Building In Canada – 1981 And 2022

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#96 Hong Kong Harbour. Hms Indomitable, September 1945 vs. Today

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#97 1921-2020 Ogden, Utah

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#98 A Group Of Child Laborers At The Indian Orchard Manufacturing Company In Springfield Mass In 1911, And The Scene In 2014

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#99 Irvine, Ca. 1976 vs. 2022

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#100 City Hall In Vicksburg, Mississippi (1906 vs. 2018)

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#101 Gavi Gangadharesvara Temple In Bangalore, India. Renovated In The 16th Century Ad By Kempe Gowda, The King Who Fortified Bangalore. Artist And Engraver: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840). Medium: Aquatint, Coloured. Date: 1808

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#102 Gadermal Temple, Madhya Pradesh, India

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#103 Cheomseongdae In Gyeongju, Korea

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#104 Grand Synagogue, Lodz (1881 – 2022)

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#105 Corregidor Island Hospital In Philippines, 1942 And 2018

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