‘Old Photos In Real Life’: 21 Pics That Show How Much Time Affects Everything

Our passion for photography is only matched by our love of history and everything that’s vintage. We firmly believe that only a solid grasp of history can help us avoid repeating the mistakes of the past and lead to a better future for everyone. And there’s nothing like a direct comparison to really show us how much time and life have changed things.

‘Old Photos In Real Life’ subreddit shares photos That Show How Much Time Affects Everything, here are some of them.

1. Chróstnik Palace 2009 vs. 2021. Chróstnik, Lubin County, Poland.


2.  Borodyanka, Ukraine – Before The War And Today


3. Edinburgh, Scotland


4. Moore Hall, Ireland, 1800s vs. Today


5. Newcastle Castle, UK – 1895 To 2022


6. Before And After Boston’s Big Dig, 1980s vs. Now


7. The Arch Of Ctesiphon As It May Have Appeared In 600ad. Compared To Its Remaining Ruins Today In Iraq


8. Wrocław 1945 And 2022


9. Panch Ratha Monument, Mahabalipuram, India. Monolithic Temples Sculptured From Granite Rocks Between 630 – 668 Ce. 1825 Sketch By J. Braddock J. Gantz And Now. It’s A Unesco World Heritage Site


10. Circa 1803 Hope Plantation, Windsor, North Carolina Before And After Restoration


11. The Lincoln Memorial In 1920 Before The Reflecting Pool Was Built


12.  Same Car 1988 vs. 2021, Somewhere In Japan


13. Captured Japanese Mini Submarine In The Aleutian Islands, 1943 And 2021


14. Unknowingly Captured The Same Image In 2020 That My Dad Took On Vacation Back In 1965 – Shenandoah Np


15. Times Square A Few Years Apart


16. Chernobyl Power Plant Control Room In 1986 And Now


17.  Sas-Bahu Temple, Gwalior Fort, Gwalior, India. 1869 And 2019. The Temple Was Built In 1093

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


19. Museum Of Fine Arts – Santa Fe, Nm. 2022 – 1920?


20. My Grandmother’s Photo Of The Matterhorn From Zermatt And Mine, Approximately 50 Years Apart


21. When Grandparents Are Gone, The Family Is Over


22.  Then & Now: Curates Street, Ephesus, 2nd Century Ad. / Illustration Credit: Akg-Images


23. Working Men’s Club, Newburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne


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