Mar 21, 2015

Guy Finds WWII Photos of his Hometown and Reshoots What it Looks Like Today

 

Last summer, reddit user MisterBrick found a collection of photos from WWII of his hometown of Dijon, France. As a photo project, he decided to reshoot the pictures to show what the places look like today, 70 years later. If you’re digging this series, you can find many more “then and now” projects featured on the Sifter here.

[via MisterBrick on reddit]

 

 

1.

German troops gather in front of the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy on June 17th, 1940.

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Photograph by MisterBrick on reddit

 

 

2.

German officers posing in front of the fountain at Parc Darcy

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Photograph by MisterBrick on reddit

 

 

3.

Luftwaffe headquarters. Now a simple building with a florist.

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Photograph by MisterBrick on reddit

 

 

4.

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Photograph by MisterBrick on reddit

 

 

5.

The main street, with Guillaume’s Gate in the back.

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Photograph by MisterBrick on reddit

 

 

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Photograph by MisterBrick on reddit

 

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Photograph by MisterBrick on reddit

 

 

8.

The post office, displaying a large flag after Dijon’s Liberation.

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Photograph by MisterBrick on reddit

 

 

9.

September 11th 1944, Allied troops enter the city and go through the main street.

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Photograph by MisterBrick on reddit

 

 

10.

Free French Forces, aboard Shermans, arrive in front of the Palace. The square is renamed Liberation Square for the occasion.

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Photograph by MisterBrick on reddit

 

 

 

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