My favorite thing about these then and now type of videos that show what the world used to look like versus what it looks like now is not seeing what has changed but seeing how much has actually stayed the same. This video shows the 100 year difference at Alkmaar in the Netherlands.

The video was made by Frits de Beer, Tara Rikkens and Michael de Vreugd and shows Alkmaar in 1914 and 2014. The scenes in the side-by-side video are shot from the same angle so it's easy to see the difference. PetaPixel says that a lot of the old footage from 1914 couldn't be recreated in 2014 because "some locations are 'gone' now, while others have gone drastic changes that make them hard to identify."


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