Humanity has been on earth for several years, the way to know is to see all the vestiges of the past that remain. Be it the paintings, images and even the buildings that survive today. However, nothing and no one is immune over the years and in history there has been more than one event that has affected the earth. Since globalization, urbanization, world wars and technological advances have affected in different ways for at least 50 years.
While change is often viewed in a negative light, there are times when it brings something positive. In some cases, these changes were not reflected in the building itself, but in the space that surrounds them. In the end, the good thing is that there are photographs to compare before and after.
1-. Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican in 1910 and today.
two-. Quai des Nations in Paris during the Universal Exhibition of 1900 and now
In the photo on the left you can see the buildings built specifically for the exhibition by guests from the United States, the Ottoman Empire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Germany, Spain and Monaco. After the end of the exhibition, they were all dismantled.
3-. The Taj Mahal, India. At the end of the 19th century and now.
It turns out that until recently, this beautiful building was hidden by such dense vegetation.
4-. Kjeldsen railway bridge in Norway – 1927 and 2008
The train changed but the bridge is the same.
5-. The newly built United Methodist Church in Claremont, USA – 1960 and 2018.
6-. The Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, Australia. In the 1960s and 2016.
7-. Pont Alexandre III with the Esplanade des Invalides at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900 and today.
8-. Gymnasium Osnabrück, Germany. In 1870 and in 2015.
9-. Notre Dame, Paris, France. 1850 and 2019.
As we can see, there was no Gothic spire in the mid-19th century. It was installed a little later, and in 2019 it was lost as a result of a fire.
10-. The Odra River in Szczecin, Poland, and a now missing wooden bridge – 1900 and now
eleven-. Ulun Danu Hindu Temple on the shore of Lake Bratan, Indonesia – 1933 and now
12-. Masjid Jame Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 1910 and 2016
13-. Wat Chedi Liam, Thailand – 1948 and 2016
14-. Griffith Observatory with Los Angeles in the background – 1930 and 2019
15-.Central Station, Sydney, Australia – 1960 and 2017
The entry 15 famous places that have changed a lot over the years. it was first published in The Voice of the Wall.