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London in 1927 & 2013

In 1927 Claude Friese-Greene, one of the British pioneers of film, traveled around England with his new color film camera and in the end of his trip captured some stunning shots of London‘s everyday life. Starting February 2013  filmmaker Simon Smith took a challenge of recreating same exact images taken 86 years ago. Fun personal study resulted into interesting conclusion – with all modern additions and time passing London hasn’t changed that much after all. Enjoy the fascinating video comparison.

25 Incredibly Colorized Historical Photographs

A brilliant artistic trend of photo-manipulation has broken to changes our perception of history dramatically. Colorizing historic photographs from the late 1800′s and early 1900′s changes their appearance from something historic and different, into a scene from today. The colorful image of Albert Einstein sitting beside the water gives us an entire new perspective on the genius. He goes from a brilliant historic relic, into a living brilliance of our era. The colorized photograph of Audrey Hepburn transforms our thoughts of beauty. Historic events move forward decades, or even a full century, by the addition of color carefully planned and… Read more »

25 Pictures from the Past You Can’t Miss

Time passes by becoming a history and all we have left are just memories. Luckily photography keeps some of them accurately preserved for the future generations. Here is a collection of unique images picturing priceless moments from the past. No words needed, they simple speak for themselves.

Timelapse of London to Brighton Train Journey: 1953, 1983, 2013

60 years ago in 1953 the BBC  took a non-stop video of a train journey from London to Brighton. Then after 30 years in 1983 they did the same trip. And as another 30 years passed BBC sent their correspondent Paul Clifton to repeat the exercise and observe the changes after more than half a century. Looks like time didn’t effect much on the London-Brighton train route, well, maybe except of the passengers outfits style.

Interactive Photos of New York City Then and Now

Paul Sahner, after moving to New York 9 years ago and taking many of various photos and videos around the city, decided to blog about it. His website NYC Grid explores the neighborhoods “street by street and block by block.” “I will attempt to document anything of interest, be it architectural, cultural, or just a good place to get a burrito,” – Sahner says. The website gives an idea not only on the modern side of the metropolis but compares identical locations from the old times with nowadays in the Before and After section. The best part of the history flashback is the interactive… Read more »

Know Where You Stand – Connecting the Past with the Present

Self-taught American artist Seth Taras, one of Luerzer’s Archive’s 200 Best Photographers Worldwide,  made an impressive set of photographs connecting the past with nowadays. The project is called “Know where you stand” and was done for the History Channel brand campaign. Taras traveled around the world taking pictures of historically significant places from the same angle as the original image was taken. The only alteration he made to the shots afterwards was blending. “Know where you stand” got Cannes Lion award as well as has been translated into 30 languages and published in 130 countries.

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