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These Photos Show Major Landmarks a Century Ago and Now

 We all study history as children, learning about major historical events and places where tragic, heroic, and incredible things occurred. The sad reality is that a lot of what is elucidated in textbooks is unlikely to remain firmly planted in our minds. With new developments constantly at our fingertips, it can become easy to leave the past behind. But fret not, photographs can memorialize even the most distant memories, and these stunning photographs will show you just how far we as a species have come. Travel around the world with these pictures of landmark locations from 100 years ago and now, and simply click on the pictures to see just how much they have changed after a single century! 

 

1. Seoul, South Korea

historical places before and after 100 years

(Wikimedia Commons and Pixabay)  

 

2. Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City

historical places before and after 100 years

(By SMU Central University Libraries, Wikimedia Commons and By Xavier Quetzalcoatl Contreras Castillo, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

3. The Great Wall of China

historical places before and after 100 years

(By Herbert Ponting, Wikimedia Commons and Pikist)  

 

4. Machu Picchu, Peru

historical places before and after 100 years

(By Hiram Bingham III, Wikimedia Commons and Pixabay)  

 

5. Times Square, New York

historical places before and after 100 years

(By the Brown Brothers, Wikimedia Commons and Pixabay)  

 

6. Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London

historical places before and after 100 years

(Wikimedia Commons and By Agkb, Wikimedia Commons) 

 

7. Yonge Street in Toronto, Canada

historical places before and after 100 years

(By Alexander W. Galbraith, Wikimedia Commons and By GTD Aquitaine, Wikimedia Commons) 

 

8. The Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt

historical places before and after 100 years

(By Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection, Wikimedia Commons and By Hesham Ebaid, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

9. Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany

historical places before and after 100 years

(Wikimedia Commons and By Axel Mauruszat, Wikimedia Commons)

 

10. Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, Mexico 

historical places before and after 100 years

(Flickr and Pixabay

 

11. Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

historical places before and after 100 years

(Wikimedia Commons and Pixabay)  

 

12. Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Italy

historical places before and after 100 years

(By Giacomo Brogi, Wikimedia Commons and By Arbalete, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

13. Cavenagh Bridge over the Singapore River

historical places before and after 100 years

(By The National Archives UK, Wikimedia Commons and By Marcin Konsek, Wikimedia Commons) 

 

14. The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

historical places before and after 100 years

(By Foxe, Wikimedia Commons and Pixabay)  

historical places before and after 100 years

(By H. G. Wells, Wikimedia Commons and Pixabay) 

 

15. The Kukulkán Temple in Chichén Itzá, Mexico

historical places before and after 100 years

(By Teoberto Maler, Wikimedia Commons and By Daniel Schwen, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

16. Landscape of Baku, Azerbaijan

historical places before and after 100 years

(By Alexandre Michon, Wikimedia Commons and By Marco Monelli, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

17. Tower of Pisa, Italy

historical places before and after 100 years

(By William Henry Goodyear, Wikimedia Commons and Pixabay) 

 

18. Sabir Garden in Baku, Azerbaijan

historical places before and after 100 years

(By baku.ru, Wikimedia Commons and By Urek Meniashvili, Wikimedia Commons)

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