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Find a picture taken over 50 years ago, find the spot, and take a current picture at the same spot towards the same location.
Expanded Description:
This is a unique historical challenge. Progress shapes and changes the locations around us, and this category was designed to share the changes through the historical record.

Your task, if you choose to accept it, is to find a public domain photo (or one you have personally taken or own), and take as close to an identical photo at the same location where the original photo was taken and in the same direction. The original photo should at least be 50 years old or older, but if the photo has uniquely changed over time a more current photo is acceptable, but will be left up to the officers to make the final decision.

Here's an example of a now and then photo of Fremont in Seattle.

Instructions for Posting a Photos Then and Now Waymark:

1) Naming Your Waymark

A. Name your waymark using the current location or building name.

B. Include the city/town or county/province where the location or building is found.

Examples:
Brewster County Courthouse - Alpine, TX
Brunner Building - Jacksonville, OR

2) 2 Photos - You will need to provide both a before and after picture upload to the web site in order for your waymark to be listed. If you don't know the exact year the photo was taken the approximate date is acceptable in the decade such as 1950. Just post a note in your description so others know.

Please make your default photo the "Then" photo. A collage of the Then and Now" photos showing them side by side is also acceptable. Also please provide information on the direction and what the photo is taking a picture of in the short description. Thanks!

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

To log a visit to each spot you are required to take your own photo. Alternatively you can tell a story about your own experience at the location or any unique information about that location to count as a visit.
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Image for Station Heiloo - the Netherlandsview gallery
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Photos Then and NowStation Heiloo - the Netherlands

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Photo of the station of Heiloo from 1972

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker

location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 8/7/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowConstruction Railway Bietschtal - Raron, VS, Switzerland

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A picture of the construction railway in the Bietsch Valley from around 1912 on display where it was taken then.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Valais, Switzerland

date approved: 8/6/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowSt Marwenne's church interior - Marhamchurch, Cornwall

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Interior of St Marwenne's church, Marhamchurch, from around 1913. Looking east towards the chancel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/31/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowLuogelkin-Viadukt - Hohtenn, VS, Switzerland

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A picture of the construction of the Luogelkin Viaduct from around 1911/12 on display where it was taken then.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Valais, Switzerland

date approved: 7/30/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowDeadwood Gulch - Deadwood, SD

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Placed by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, a sign at the back of Deadwood's historic Mt. Moriah Cemetery provides some history of this beautiful overlook, and it features a c. 1945 photo that you can duplicate yourself.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/29/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowSekskanten - Rudkøbing, Danmark

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Kiosken Sekskanten har ligget på Rudkøbing havn i over 100 år ... The kiosk Sekskanten has been located at Rudkøbing harbor for over 100 years

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 7/28/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowHelenes grav - Tisvilde, Denmark

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Helene's Tomb. Remains of stone have been found here at the tomb, which is believed to be a ruin of a medieval chapel from the 15th century. As with many other springs and shrines, the powers of the holy water has been greatest on midsummer eve.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Klabautermanden

location: Denmark

date approved: 7/26/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and Now1426 Market - Galveston, TX

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Once you get past the trees and fence, the house looks just like it did back in the 1960s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 7/21/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowLamar State Bank & Trust Company Building - Paris, TX

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A c.1963 photo of the old Lamar State Bank & Trust Company building at 3 S Plaza St, Paris, TX, suggests that the building hasn't changed a whole lot from how it looks in 2020, but it has...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/17/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowSanta Mariña de Augas Santas - Allariz, Ourense, España

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Church of Santa Mariña de Augas Santas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 7/16/2020

last visited: 7/17/2020

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Photos Then and NowQueen’s Hotel - Fort Macleod, AB

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Established in 1886, this, the second Queen’s Hotel, was built in 1903.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 6/27/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowSaint Mary Church - Erie, PA

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The front of St. Mary Church in Erie PA in 1934 and today

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/25/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowOld Main, Concordia College - Moorhead, MN

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New Main from 1907 and Old Main from 2020.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O

location: Minnesota

date approved: 6/20/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowPublic Steamboat Landing A.K.A. Dobbin's Landing - Erie, PA

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The former Public Steamboat Landing, now Dobbin's Landing in Erie, PA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/19/2020

last visited: never

Image for Maennerchor Club Building - Erie, PAview gallery
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Photos Then and NowMaennerchor Club Building - Erie, PA

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Old and new photos of the Maennerchor Club Building in downtown Erie, PA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/16/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowOur Lady of Lourdes Grotto - Mercyhurst University - Erie, PA

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Old and new photographs of the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on the campus of Mercyhurst University

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/16/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowSaint Peter Cathedral - Erie, PA

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St. Peter Cathedral during its construction and today

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/12/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowThe Old Village Forge in Aasum - Åsum, Denmark

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The Old Village forge in Aasum by Odense. The area is being restored as a small village museum. The older photo is taken by Achton Friis in 1930 (approximately) for his book "De danskes land".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Klabautermanden

location: Denmark

date approved: 6/1/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowPriestly Gate / Knežská brána - Žatec (North-West Bohemia)

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One of Žatec historic landmarks, Gothic Priestly Gate (Knežská brána), was reconstructed in 1905-1906 and since then it looks the same. Inserted historic colorized photos depict the Gate before (1899) and after the reconstruction (1908).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/31/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowCalle Mitre - Salta, Argentina

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This is the main square of Salta, a beautiful town in Argentina

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Argentina

date approved: 5/31/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowEast High Street - Forfar, Angus.

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The town of Forfar's high street from 1910.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/27/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowLucy the Elephant - Margate City, NJ

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One of the most iconic places in all of New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/19/2020

last visited: 2/16/2019

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Photos Then and NowTown Hall / Radnice - Votice (Central Bohemia)

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The current town hall complex in Votice, consisting of two architecturally different buildings - the older original Baroque Old Town Hall and the new three-storey corner neo-Classicist house, is different from the appearance of this site in 1932.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/9/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowFranciscan convent / Františkánský klášter - Votice (Central Bohemia)

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One of Votice historic landmarks, Baroque complex of the Franciscan convent (Františkánský klášter) with convent church of the St. Francis of Assisi (kostel sv. Františka z Assisi) is after 102 years practically identicial...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/9/2020

last visited: never

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Photos Then and NowTown hall from Frýdecká (1970), Vratimov, Czech republic

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Town hall in Vratimov. Radnice ve Vratimove.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb11

location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/7/2020

last visited: never

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