Then and now: these photos of famous sights will surprise many

Then and now: these photos of famous sights will surprise many

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Man-made structures that are hundreds of years old often have an interesting fate in terms of going through many stages of transformations and any changes. At least the following 7 world-famous attractions from different countries have experienced this.

Then and now: these photos of famous sights will surprise many

Then and now: these photos of famous sights will surprise many

A well-known story: the statue made of copper has noticeably changed in color over the first 30 years of its existence, losing its original brown-red hue. It's all the fault of the oxidation of copper. Now, 134 years after the opening, few people imagine the Statue of Liberty is not green.

Then and now: these photos of famous sights will surprise many

Before the millionaire Sergei Rakhmanov bought the land near the cliff in 1911, the Swallow's Nest was a stone house painted red. Under Rakhmanov, however, the building received a familiar lock-like appearance.

Then and now: these photos of famous sights will surprise many

Erected in a swampy area, the memorial originally stood awkwardly alone, but already in 1923 the famous reflecting pool was built in front of it.

Then and now: these photos of famous sights will surprise many

Then and now: these photos of famous sights will surprise many

The glass pyramid of the Louvre in Napoleon's courtyard was built relatively recently — in 1989. But it has already become one of the symbols of the capital of France.

Then and now: these photos of famous sights will surprise many

In the middle of the 19th century, the Capitol was found to be insufficiently spacious, and it began to be expanded, at the same time changing the dome to a more impressive one.

Then and now: these photos of famous sights will surprise many

Many have heard that the Kremlin wall used to be white. It's true, the walls stopped being whitewashed in the early 1880s, and now they are constantly being painted red.

Then and now: these photos of famous sights will surprise many

From 1925 to 1934, the tower turned out to be the world's largest billboard. Andre Citroen bought the advertisement on it, calling the campaign "The Eiffel Tower is on fire", and a backlight appeared on the main symbol of France in the form of huge letters of the surname of the creator of the eponymous concern.

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