Time stops for no one. The same is the case with landscapes and architecture. The scenery and buildings have changed so much over the years, and we haven’t even realized it. To be fair, none of us are old enough to have seen these transformations with our own eyes. But due to the beauty of rephotography, we can take a look at how the world has changed over the years and in some cases, is unaffected by the sands of time.
1. Rysstad area in Norway used to be nothing but a few buildings and miles of farmland back in 1888. It transformed into a small country town with homes and greenery. It used to be a very peaceful place in back in old days and it still looks like a quiet peaceful little town.
2. Seljestadjuvet, Odda is another place in Norway, that transformed, but only a little. Looking at the two different pictures from 1887 and 2014, the place looks identical. The way the rocks are arranged and the mountains surrounding the water are exactly the way they were more than a century ago. The only difference is that the road is now more developed.
3. Dresden, Germany is home to the famous Martin Luther Statue. The two photos, more than half a century apart, show the difference. In the first picture, the building behind is ravaged by the war and that of more recent past adds to the beauty of the statue.
4. Taking a look at these photos of Hofbrauhaus Munchen, Germany, it seems as if the only difference between the two is their color. It’s amazing how so little has changed in over a century.
5. Normally, the number of buildings in an area increases with the time. But, taking a look at these pictures of Quai Des Nations, Paris, we see that it is the exact opposite.
6. The Corner Of Ratajczaka And Sw. Marcin Streets in Poznan, Poland show a highly damaged structure in 1945 but it has been repaired and looks more beautiful than ever.
7. The only difference evident over the years in Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, is how the cars have changed over the years.
9. The Reichstag Fire in Germany happened in 1933. The building was severely damaged and the two photos show how the reconstruction was underway and what it looks like when it was completed.
10. The only difference in Hammerfest, Norway over the years (1889-2004) has been that more trees were planted and more houses were built. Otherwise, the city looks as peaceful as ever.
11. This building in Dresden, Germany was completely burned down during the war and was rebuilt afterwards. Looking at the pictures, you would never be able to guess anything happened to it.
12. Looking from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, we see how a great number of new buildings have replaced the old ones and the city has become so much busier.
13. Marcin Street, Poznan, Poland saw its fair share of war but looking at the recent picture, you could say nothing as devastating as the war ever happened here.
14. Osnabruck, Germany used to be nothing but just a couple of homes in 1904 and huge farmlands. Now there are hundreds of homes and so many more trees have been planted.
15. This is the Osnabruck Central Railway Station in Germany and you can see over the years, the building has remained the same but the number of bikes has increased from zero to more than we can count, as the country moves towards a healthier environment.
16. The Szyperska Street, Poznan, Poland has gone through a radical change just in the past decade. The dry piece of land is full of greenery now and an entirely new building has been made in addition to the renovation of the old ones.
17. Nowomiejska Street in Lodz, Poland looked completely deserted in 1874 but now it looks like a normal busy street as you would expect in any city.
18. Kjeasen Railway Bridge in Kjeasen Norway has withstood the sands of time and looks exactly the way it looked almost a century ago. The only difference is the road beneath the bridge.
19. This is Palais Im Groben Garten in Dresden, Germany. The house looks exactly the way it looked more than a century ago.
20. The St. Matthew Evangelical Church in Lodz, Poland looks exactly the same way today as it did almost a century ago and that is amazing.