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May 8, 2015

Incredible Pictures Comparing Berlin at the End of World War II and Now

Getty Images have merged photographs of Berlin during World War II and in 2015 – to stunning effect. These fascinating images show the contrast of the city devastated by defeat at the end of World War II with the modern powerhouse city it is today.


Crowds saluting to Adolf Hitler passing by in a motorcade on October 2, 1938 (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) and a view from approximately the same perspective along on April 30, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

People walking past the ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on July, 20, 1945 (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone Features/Getty Images) and a view from the same perspective along Budapester Strasse on May 2, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

A German soldier sitting in front of the ruins of the Reichstag at the end of Worl War II on May 9, 1945 (Photo by Laski Diffusion/Getty Images) and a view from the same perspective on March 18, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Russian and U.S. troops in front of the ruins of the Brandenburg Gate at the end of World War II in 1945 (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) and a view from the same perspective on May 2, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Two boys sitting at thr ruins of the Hercules fountain at Luetzowplatz after World War II in 1945 in Berlin, Germany (Photo by Fred Ramage/Getty Images) and a view from the same perspective on April 29, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

British Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery addressing Allied troops near Tiergarten park after World War II in 1945 in Berlin, Germany (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images) and a view from the same perspective on April 29, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

A German artillery gun standing in front of the ruins of the Reichstag after World War II in July, 1945 in Berlin, Germany (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images) and a view from the same perspective on March 20, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

U.S. (L) and Soviet troops greeting one another on a damaged bridge over the Elbe River towards the end of World War II on April 26, 1945 in Torgau, Germany (Photo by Allan Jackson/Getty Images) and a view on the same bridge from the same perspective on April 29, 2015 in Torgau, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

(via Mirror Online)




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