Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

A hundred years ago, in the 1920s, the German photographer Kurt Hilscher actively traveled around Europe, releasing several albums with beautiful views of cities and countries. In the early 2010s, Kasper Molenaar, a Dutch student studying the history of Eastern Europe at the University of Amsterdam, found these books and visited the same places that are depicted in Hilscher's photographs. by comparing the photos, we will see how much Europe has changed over the century.

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

Kasper Molenaar took Kurt Hilscher's photo from the same angles 100 years later for several years.

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

City Gate, Trogir, Croatia, 1926-2019

Bled. Slovenia, 1926-2018

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

Forum. Rome, 1925-2016

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

Dubrovnik, 1926-2019

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

Venice. bridge of sighs, 1925-2018

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

Perast. Montenegro, 1926-2018

New Bridge, Ronda, Spain, 1926-2018

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

Limburg An der Lahn, 1924-2019

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

Charles Bridge, Prague, 1941-2020

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

Alcala de Guadaira Castle, Spain, 1914-2019

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1926-2018

Quedlinburg, Germany, 1924-2020

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

San Sebastian, Spain, 1914-2019

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

Litomerzyce, Czech Republic, 1941-2020

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

Camerlengo Castle, Trogir, Croatia, 1926-2019

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

Grovchansky Bridge, Kratovo, Macedonia, 1926-2018

Potes, Spain, 1914-2018

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

Sinan Pasha Mosque, Prizren, Kosovo, 1926-2018

Then and now: have the cities of Europe changed much in a hundred years?

Sibenik, Croatia, 1926-2019

Keywords: Cities | Comparison | Then and now | Photo archives

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