7 Russia: now and hundred years ago, same places juxtaposed

Russia: now and hundred years ago, same places juxtaposed

Posted on May 23, 2016 by tim


Some people took an effort to take shots of the same places famous Russian photographer Prokudin-Gorsky has caught on camera over hundred years ago. They travelled there, framed everything exactly as it was. The result is pretty cool!


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7 Responses to “Russia: now and hundred years ago, same places juxtaposed”

  1. tom bauer says:

    that is pretty cool. most are worse but some seem even better

  2. Lev Tolstoy says:

    This is both deeply heartbreaking and glorious beyond description, all at once.

    The fluid of time can be seen, plainly, flowing and eddying, pausing a bit longer here, and rushing quickly there, but everywhere the signs are too clear to ignore, it is all temporary, it is all just passing through.

    It is all unstoppably on its way down a mysterious path of endless cycles of creation and destruction as the individual bits of existence draw together and arrange themselves now into this thing, or that thing, dance together as a whole for a while, and then eventually, all at once or bit by bit, quit the dance, go their separate ways, and dance again, somewhere else, somewhen else, someone else.

    We are birds, and we fly for a while, and then are gone. The forest echoes with our laughter and then it broods and grows silent once again.

    Live you fools, live! Live while you can! Live now, live deeply, live with all you’ve got while there’s still time yet in your glass.

  3. Wabbit says:

    A shame many churches are abanded but mosks are renewed

  4. patricia stanich says:

    Some things are so different and others look like time stood still. I love the two images side by side

  5. Sightseeing guide says:

    Prokudin Gorsky genius of color photography.
    Just think of it has been more than 100 years, and the new images.
    In contrast to the ancient churches.
    The state must repay a debt.
    At least to attract tourists.
    Thank you!

  6. Frequent Reader says:

    Relax. Not so many. Some churches and buildings even look better.

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