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Breathtaking Photos Show How Famous Cities Have Changed Over The Past Decades

Seeing how much the world has changed in the last decades will totally blow your mind!

It is amazing to think about how seeing the places now, we are so unaware of all that they have been through and take it all for granted. Every skyscraper close to the clouds and the bridges that make us able to get connected to other places that people found it difficult to reach before. Every place has a story and a photograph can, as they say, say a thousand words.

Have you ever wondered how all the famous cities in the world ever looked like before becoming the breathtaking places that they are now?

Here are some of the famous cities all over the world and how they looked like decades before vs. now:

Dubai,United Arab Emirates

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Witness the rapid growth of the Emirates through these pictures. It was not long before lights filled the air when the night falls in Dubai.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai,United Arab Emirates

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Shenzen, China

Shenzen

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How the world’s most populous state looked like back in the year 1964.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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The capital of the United Arab Emirates and the second most populous city next to Dubai’s amazing evolution.

London, The Great Britain

London, The Great Britain

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The 21st-century city with history stretching far back to the Roman times.

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

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The city that once looked simple has now turned into a widespread metropolis of futuristic skyscrapers where its pop culture meet its own unique culture of temples and palaces.

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

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The old city that was, for centuries, the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks remain reflecting the cultural influences of the many empires that were once governed them.

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

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The fast-paced capital and also the most populous city of Japan with the right mix of hyper-modern and traditional cultures. This city that seemed to be a vast of empty land is now home to countless neon-lit skyscrapers.

Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza, Brazil

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The state capital well-known for its beaches and how it looked before having covered in enormous buildings.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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The municipality before its symbol 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mt. Corcovado was built.

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

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The country, and continent, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans known for the Great Barrier Reef.

Toronto, Canada

Toronto, Canada

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The most populous city in Canada in two pictures taken 86 years before and most recently before its famous CN Tower was built.

Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia

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Indonesia’s capital, with historic mix of cultures – Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European – that has influenced its architecture, language and cuisine.

Chicago, United States of America

Chiacago, United States of America

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America’s largest city famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline bristling with skyscrapers.

San Franciso, USA

San Franciso, USA

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How the city of San Francisco looked like from a century and a decade before.

New York, USA

New York, USA

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The fast-paced concrete jungle , globally influential center of art, culture, fashion and finance.

Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Singapore, Republic of Singapore

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The world’s only island city-state back in 2000 and now.

Just think of all the history behind every monuments and skyscrapers that were built.

16 Comments

  1. Manan Jhaveri

    January 7, 2018 at 9:12 AM

    Siddhi Jain

  2. Pewlyn Zeraus

    January 7, 2018 at 9:02 AM

    Still our Manila is the best, less pollution last 2012 and more pollution this year..😏

  3. Manan Jhaveri

    March 5, 2018 at 8:11 AM

    Siddhi Jain

  4. Pewlyn Zeraus

    March 5, 2018 at 8:11 AM

    Still our Manila is the best, less pollution last 2012 and more pollution this year..😏

  5. Muhammad Arham

    July 11, 2016 at 9:07 AM

    see syria you will cry wht happened there

  6. Castroy Zel

    July 10, 2016 at 11:36 PM

    Abu dhabi.?

  7. Germandario Palekor

    July 10, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Same polvero con vitrinas, sin ofender pero veo como malgastan recursos humanos colectivos. 🌍🌙☄ yo vine despues cuando ya todo tenia dueño y aun asi es todo tambien mio.

  8. Aliex Alfatah Gianda

    July 10, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    My dream country

  9. Robert Alviza Barrameda

    July 10, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    The 2005 picture are exaggerated.. Shk Zayed Rd. buildings are lined up already and well established not like the one you have in this picture. I was here rhat time till now and have witnessed the changes..

  10. Stan Lee

    July 10, 2016 at 11:49 AM

    This is the cause of global warming too…

  11. Luz Borromeo-Galvez

    July 10, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    the community that believes anything is possible…Dubai

  12. Junmanley Niño Saliot

    July 10, 2016 at 7:48 AM

    Excited na kayu ko moadto aning mga lugara Irene Rose Lagrosa Catian and masaag. 😄😄😄

  13. Reynaldo Paranal

    July 10, 2016 at 7:47 AM

    Dubai U.A.E. till now continue..building infrastructure and preparation on 2020 ý

  14. トニー アンソニー

    July 10, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    DUBAI

  15. Claire Floresca

    July 10, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    Amazing !

  16. Yuen San Lo

    July 10, 2016 at 4:37 AM

    It took 11 years for the sky to turn dark, what city is that?

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