What the world's most famous landmarks looked like in the beginning

What the world's most famous landmarks looked like in the beginning

Categories: Design and Architecture | History

Retronaut creator and curator Wolfgang Wilde has released a book that will change the way we think about the past. The book "Paper Time Machine" contains 130 specially selected historical photographs that amaze with their exceptional rarity and restored color. High value shots were colorized by Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome.

This selection will take you back to the 1840s-1940s, when the construction of today's most famous sights was just begun.

(Total 10 photos)

What the world's most famous landmarks looked like in the beginning Source: mashable.com

What the world's most famous landmarks looked like in the beginning

April 1844. Construction of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London.

What the world's most famous landmarks looked like in the beginning

1882 Construction of the Statue of Liberty in the workshop of the French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi in Paris.

What the world's most famous landmarks looked like in the beginning

1880s. Construction of the bell tower of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica on the highest point in Paris - Montmartre hill.

What the world's most famous landmarks looked like in the beginning

1889 The design of Tower Bridge began in 1881, and the bridge was opened 13 years later. The author of the project, Sir Horace Jones, provided for the central part of the bridge to rise to allow passenger ships to pass.

What the world's most famous landmarks looked like in the beginning

July 1888, construction of the Eiffel Tower.

What the world's most famous landmarks looked like in the beginning

In 1918, under the command of Colonel and archaeologist William Hawley, excavations of Stonehenge began.

What the world's most famous landmarks looked like in the beginning

May 31, 1932. John Gutzon Borglum, an American architect, evaluates work on the face of George Washington on Mount Rushmore.

What the world's most famous landmarks looked like in the beginning

Construction of the Hoover Dam, a unique hydraulic structure in the United States, which is a concrete arch-gravity dam 221 m high and a hydroelectric power plant built in the lower reaches of the Colorado River.

What the world's most famous landmarks looked like in the beginning

1934 Construction of the Golden Gate Suspension Bridge, San Francisco.

What the world's most famous landmarks looked like in the beginning

Restoration of the Taj Mahal. A private from Texas tries to catch a goldfish in a pond.

Keywords: 19th century | 20th century | Sights | Building | Color photography

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