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Time Shutter

July 18, 2013

New York is not the same place it once was. Subway tunnels have been renovated and renovated again, buildings have been torn down and new skyscrapers have taken their place. The skyline is in a constant state of movement creating the concept of the fast-paced minds of all New Yorkers.

The new app, Time Shutter, has created a new way for us to discover this beautiful history. By taking pictures captured in the turn of the 20th century and comparing them to today, all of us are able to appreciate the progress that has been made while still remembering the loveliness that was before us.

I could live in this app.

So far, Time Shutter has San Francisco and New York with Chicago, London and Paris coming soon. I would love to visit Paris with the eye of history… but for now, here is New York at the turn of the century compared to today.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake, Central ParkSwan Lake, Central Park

Times Square

Broadway North from 45th Street (Times Square)Broadway North from 45th Street (Times Square)

Subway at Astor Place

Subway TunnelSubway Tunnel

(via Time Shutter New York)

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 18, 2013 12:23 pm

    This is so interesting! I just moved 2 hours upstate from NYC, wish I had this app when I was there!

    • July 21, 2013 10:26 pm

      You can always use it when you come back to visit — because I’m sure that will happen often:)

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