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Photographs Show Just How Much Our World Has Changed In The Last Century

Photographs Show Just How Much Our World Has Changed In The Last Century

The 20th Century was a time of dramatic change and progression, whether you call it urbanisation or capitalism it’s undeniable. Here, we have 14 photographs of just how much some of the most prominent places on Earth have developed over the last 100 years as the human race continues to expand and thrive.

See how skyscrapers have pierced the skyline and civilisation has transformed the rugged landscapes of our planet forever. Which do you think is most impressive? How has the world changed around you in your lifetime?

Tokyo, Japan: 1945 and 2013

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    Shanghai, China: 1990-2014
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      Venice, Italy: 1970-2010
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        Jakarta, Indonesia: 1965-2005
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          Long Beach, USA: 1953-2009
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            Shenzen, China: 1980-2011
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              Los Angeles, USA: 1970-2014
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                Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 1990-2014
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                  Paris, France: 1900-2012
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                    Dubai, UAE: 1990-2013
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                      Athens, Greece: 1860-2010
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                        Hong Kong: 1920-2000
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                          Toronto, Canada: 1930-2014
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                            Sydney, Australia: 1930-2014
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                              You can see all 22 images here.

                              Before And After: seeing how much the world has changed in the last century will blow your mind! | Just Something

                              Featured photo credit: Before and after: seeing how much the world has changed in the last century will blow your mind! | Just Something via justsomething.co

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                              Last Updated on February 11, 2021

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                              Instagram allows you to see exactly what inspires people and how creativity is drawn from their everyday life. We use Instagram to capture what makes us smile, what brings joy to our life, and what we are passionate about, and the accounts listed below are sure to inspire you in turn.

                              Here are our 20 top creative Instagram accounts that you should be following today.

                              1. Humans Of New York

                              Brandon Stanton walks the streets of New York City taking street photography, and he gets his subjects to open up about life details that even many family members may not know about them. It makes you smile and connect with the images at a new level.

                               2.  Paris in Four Months

                              Carin Olsson moved to Paris and is documenting every part of her experience, from the macaroons to the Eiffel Tower with all of its shimmering lights. If you want to go to Paris but can’t get there today, Carin will take you.

                              3. Civilized Caveman Cooking

                              George Bryant offers up more than his love for cooking Paleo cuisine as he shares more about life, joy, and happiness. His coined hashtag is #hugsandbacon.

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