Then & Now The World’s Favourite Holiday Destinations

POSTED BY Mavy | August 4, 2017
Label: Fun Facts

The world is constantly evolving, with ongoing developments meaning that our favourite holiday destinations are changing every year.

Looking back, it’s quite surprising how much change has taken place over relatively small periods of time at many of the world’s favourite destinations, and we’ve put together a series of photo mashups showing how these places have changed over time.

Times Square, New York - USA (1900 & 2017)

A hundred years ago, the high-rise metropolis of New York that we know today was beginning to take shape, but it’s still a far cry from the neon jungle of 2017.

Varosha, Famagusta - Cyprus (1970 & 2017)

Varosha was a booming tourist resort in the Cypriot city of Famagusta, with dozens of spectacular hotels, and stretches of golden beaches. However, following the Turkish invasion in 1974, the entire resort was abandoned and lies untouched to this day.

Buckingham Palace, London - UK (1920 & 2017)

While the cars outside may have changed, the changing of the guard and the building itself haven’t changed at Buckingham Palace over the last ninety years.

Blackpool Promenade, Blackpool - UK [1900 & 2017)

Despite being one of the most popular UK resorts during the first half of the 20th century, Blackpool’s tourism industry hasn’t quite hit those heights in recent years.

Piccadilly Circus, London - UK (1960 & 2017)

Even back in the 60s, Piccadilly Circus was known for its illuminated advertisements, although the names of some of the brands have changed a bit over the last 50 years.

The Colosseum, Rome - Italy (1900 & 2017)

Rome’s Colosseum actually hasn’t changed all that much in the past hundred or so years, but considering it’s stood for over 2,000 years, perhaps that isn’t too surprising!

Eiffel Tower, Paris - France (1880 & 2017)

When the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889, it was only intended to be open for a year, but nowadays it’s one of the most iconic landmarks in the world.

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