15 Before And After Pictures That Show The Astounding Passage Of Time

old family farm with a house in 1900 and that same house now updated in 2000

Time is always moving forward, even when we don’t notice it. That’s one of the great things about photographs – they help us remember where we’ve come from and allow us to hold on to a bit of the past.

The subreddit r/OldPhotosInRealLife is full of people who are fascinated not only by old photographs, but by those taken in the same locations. They serve as an incredibly fascinating way to see just how much things have changed. We’ve gathered some of our favorites for you to enjoy below!

1. The entrance into York, England in 1865 vs. 2015.

main entrance into york england in 1865 vs 2015
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We love that the old is surrounded by the new.

2. The Golden Cross Inn located in Coventry, England – 1819 vs. 2020.

the golden cross inn in 1819 vs 2020
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Honestly, it doesn’t look all that different. It’s just been updated with lights.

3. November will mark 32 years since the Berlin Wall fell.

berlin before and after the berlin wall was taken down
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It’s crazy to realize how recent that actually was.

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