11 Photo Comparisons Showing That The World Is Changing So Rapidly You Can’t Blink An Eye

Time is an amazing tool that can change everything it touches beyond recognition. At first glance, the changes seem insignificant. But it is enough to make a comparison to be convinced of their globality.

Many cities and sights have seriously changed. You should look at just a few photos to understand the scale of the transformation and pinch yourself to believe in the reality of what you see.

Blackfriars Bridge in London

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Photos of attractions in 1844 and 2022.

Hong Kong has replaced numerous wooden houses with modern skyscrapers

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Photos from 1960 and 2022.

The nondescript town of Rio de Janeiro has become a world landmark in 74 years

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The first photo shows the old Rio in 1948. The second picture was taken in 2022.

South Korea, Seoul

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The scale of change is enormous. This can be easily seen by looking at the photographs of 1960 and 2014.

Former Sherman Hotel in downtown Chicago


The first picture was taken between 1970 and 1980. In the photo of 2020, the hotel is hardly guessed.

Jami Mosque, Mandu in India, was built-in 1484


Photos from 1890 and 2010. During this period, the mosque was decently restored.

Corner of California Street and Grant Avenue in San Francisco


The city was sufficiently developed already in 1915. In 2019, skyscrapers and paved roads diversified his landscapes.

Ponte de Pedra, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Famous bridge in 1930 and 2019.

Ancient ombu tree in Montevideo, Uruguay

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The unusual tree has been observed since 1914. Tourists continue to be interested in its fate even today. The photo on the right was taken in 2021.

Helsinki, Finland


The area is easily recognizable even after so many years. The pictures show 1927 and 2019.

Woodstock, New York


The Woodstock Music Festival was held in 1969. The pictures show the period from 15 to 18 August.

The transformation of the world is natural. I wonder how these same places will look after a few more decades?