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Monday, 6 January 2020

He Revisited The Places In These WWII Photos. What They Look Now? WOW!

A year ago, DeviantArt user Mister-Brick (Pierre) came across these incredible World War II photos online. They were taken 70 years ago in his city of Dijon, France.
The 19-year-old Mister-Brick wonder what the places in the photos look like today, which led to his idea of visiting the spots where the photos were taken and re-shooting them at the same angle. The results are compelling. Check out the photos and see what these places look now... 70 years after the Second World War.
 
“The city of Dijon was invaded on June 17th, 1940. These are the German soldiers gathering in front of the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, a 14th–18th-century building.”
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Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy today
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"The Church of Notre Dame, considered a masterpiece of 13th-century Gothic architecture, overlooks German soldiers."
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The Church of Notre Dame today
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"German soldiers posing in front of the Parc Darcy fountain."
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Parc Darcy fountain today
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"The Wehrmacht orchestra, consisting mainly of Nazi soldiers, playing at Parc Darcy."
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Parc Darcy today
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"Nazi guards in front of a mansion in Rue Monge Street, Dijon."
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Rue Monge today
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"Nazis posing in front of François Pompon’s Bear sculpture."
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François Pompon’s Bear today
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"Place François Rude in the 1940s."
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Place François Rude today, a popular tourist spot
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"On September 11th, 1944, the Allies took over the city, ending the Nazi occupation. This is the Palace of the Dukes area with the allied armies."
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That area of Palace of the Dukes today
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"Crowds flooded the streets in celebration as the Free French Forces triumphantly drove in front of the Palace of the Dukes."
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That area of Palace of the Dukes today
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"The Palace of the Dukes became the city hall."
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That area of Palace of the Dukes today which is now a popular tourist destination
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