20 Before and After City Pictures You Wouldn’t Believe!

What is your favorite city? Is it New York being one of the world’s top financial hub? Or the sexy beaches of Miami Florida with towering business buildings flourishing all around? How about Beijing that is slowly becoming a massive economic center? Beyond embracing new technologies and modern facilities, every city in the world has its own share of sweet history.

Through the years, some cities have managed to retain its historical beauty while others opt to transform radically by building contemporary structures. From LA to Tokyo, below are 20 before and after city pictures that will surely blow your mind! I can’t even recognize #13!

  1. Los Angles back in 1878 and LA now.

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  1. Moscow, Russia during 1896 compare to now.

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  1. This is how Kuala Lumpur looked way back 1990’s and this is the city now.

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  1. Compare London during the end of 19th century and now.

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  1. Tokyo, Japan in 1920’s and now.

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  1. The skyline of Toronto in 1930’s and its view now.

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  1. Taipei during the 1st half of 2oth century, and today this is how the city look like.

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  1. The vast dessert of Dubai in 1980’s, compare to its lively city now.

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  1. Singapore in 1970’s and the city’s big improvement as of today.

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  1. Back in 1920’s this is New York City – and now.

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  1. Fortaleza in Brazil during 1970’s and the big beach buildings of today.

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  1. How Berlin in Germany looks in 1945 compare now.

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  1. Hong Kong during 1960’s and today this is how the city looks like.

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  1. Miami, Florida in 1930’s and the big changes it has today.

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  1. South Korea’s Seoul during 1950 – and now.

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  1. On 1960 this is how Jakarta looks like, today it has become this.

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  1. Abu Dhabi in 1975 compare to the city’s vibrant ambiance now.

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  1. Nairobi in Kenya during early 1960’s compare to now.

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  1. The traditional city of Beijing in 1950’s and bedazzling hub it become.

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  1. Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar in 1950’s – now this is how it looks like.

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H/T: list25

As they say, change is the only constant thing in this world. Whether you want it or not, time will come that you’ll need to adapt with these reforms. What’s amazing is that these cities have managed to embrace change while upholding values as well as cultural beliefs.