Have you ever imagine how the cities with large population,skyscrapers, or charming avenues now differ from the past? Rocket growths of Shanghai, London, Bangkok, Dubai, Panama, and so on can make anyone amazed when their developments are compared through a few years. We have collected interesting shots to give you an intensive look at their incredible changes. Let’s see how pictures can depict the difference between then and now of the day.
Shanghai, China (1990 and 2010)
In a short time, Shanghai has changed dramatically in economy and population density to become a bustling modern metropolis. The sky is no longer "free"; instead, skyscrapers and business structures have sprung up.
The largest city in China in 1990 and in 2010
Bangkok, Thailand (1988 and 2007)
Bangkok’s scenery is said to be "greener" in 19 years. Traffic situation is better thanks to classified flows; congestion and smog production are discouraged as much as possible. However, few could argue its rapid growth partially came from modern buildings.
Bangkok in 1998 and in 2007
London, England (1970 and 2006)
London was known as a city covered with flashy buildings in the 1970s. Notably in these pictures are Thames bank in different periods with famous modern architectures, including City Hall and 30 St. Mary Axe, by architecture firm Foster and Partners.
London in 1970s and 2006
Atlanta, Georgia (1964 and 2004)
More and more high buildings, big avenues and full of vehicles are clear evidence for the dramatic development of Atlanta, the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia.
Atlanta in 1964 and 2004
Paris, France (1900, 1960 and 2006)
As a kind of classic city, Paris is famous for its slow changes. Historic places stayed mostly the same over the years
The business district of Paris in 1960 and 2006
Dubai (1990, 2003, 2007)
Dubai is now turned into a big city in a stunning speed. The most recent photograph was taken in 2007. do you wonder how it rises up now? The economist supposed it was a "crazy growth".
Dubai in 1990 and 2003
Dubai in 2007
Panama City, Panama (1930 and 2009)
The two pictures are the best evidence for Panama’s growth speed in 69 years. From a small quiet village, Panama now becomes a center of South America.
Panama in 1930 and 2009
Tokyo, Japan (1960s and 2010)
The common feature of two photos is Tokyo Tower standing out a host of traditional Japanese houses on the 1960s. Until 2010, Tokyo Tower has still been a remarkable landmark.
Tokyo Tower in 1960 and 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada (1954 and 2009)
Nevada has turned a desert into an American pioneer in entertainment industry. From a desert in 1954, Las Vegas becomes a popular entertainment destination in the world.