Time-Bending Collages of 18th-Century Paintings of London and Google Street View Photos

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Between environmental degradation, our changing economy, and the growing population, cities across the world continue to sprawl. Redditor Shystone provided a visual for the changing face of one metropolis by juxtaposing 18th and 19th-century paintings of London with present-day Google Street View snapshots. The architectural collage seamlessly blends in places, while other fragments show the striking changes throughout history. Click on to take a closer look, and head to Shystone’s gallery for more information.

Image credit: Shystone

Image credit: Shystone

Image credit: Shystone

Image credit: Shystone

Image credit: Shystone

Image credit: Shystone

Image credit: Shystone

Image credit: Shystone

Image credit: Shystone

Image credit: Shystone