Monday, July 01, 2013

Window To The Past

"Everyone experiences that occasional desire to look back at a bygone age,and to catch a glimpse of something
that touches their heart and moves their soul, or throws fresh light on the changes around us.
Window to the Past captures snapshots of times gone by in such a way that, while being rooted in reality,
the images created form something new by merging the power of the past with that of the present.
They offer us the chance to remember with eyes wide open. With open eyes and open heart alike."
I came across this Hungarian website "Window To The Past" a few weeks ago, and been fascinated by the quality of images that merge old and recent photos of the same place in one. Here is a small selection of the images I found interesting from a viewpoint of a graffiti writer:

"The youth of today doesn't respect anything, they just leave a mess behind them, blah blah blah..." - I guess everyone of us heard this sentence, but I dont see any tags or scribbles on the wall on the new photo. Now take a look at the old one, behind the car...

A computer service in Budapest. Yupp, in that time, Commodore64 was the sh*t! I still remember when internet access was a luxury here in Serbia, we had to travel to big cities or across the border to see new styles or meet new friends. Now in the internet-era you can almost instantly see the most recent works of graff superstars, the whole scene is globalized, you can't find anymore a city or country with a typical style.

The construction of the first subway line in Budapest.

Nyugati Pályaudvar (Western Railway Terminal) in Budapest, now and then.

I hope you're as impressed with these images as I am! For more interesting photos visit the original SITE or their FACEBOOK PAGE.

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