Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshops them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Berlin, Prague, and Vienna in ways we could have never imagined, more importantly, we are able to appreciate our shared history in a whole new and unbelievably meaningful way.

Update: Months after this post went viral, we were able to get in touch with Larenkov to ask him more about this series. Read that exclusive interview here.

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  • Thanks to this blogpost we made past and present images of WWII and Anne Frank in Amsterdam. You can see them at the homepage of www.annefrank.org/amsterdam

  • Very interesting and well made. Today in the mol-tagger, posted on the photomontages of Patrick Chavela. Have much to do with the work of Sergey Larenkov.
  • Wow...amazing merging of the past and present.
  • Excellent..
  • We really don't need another war 

  • wow.. truely amazing and incredibly eye opening
  • Brilliant!
  • Excellent. These are good enough to pass along to others.
  • outstanding fresh approach to pics of WW2. A credit to the person responsable! MORE PLEASE...PACIFIC WAR?
  • A truly inspirational effect bringing those images of the sacrifices the Greatest Generation Ever made so that we enjoy the comforts and freedoms that we take for granted. I certainly hope the artist continues this pursuit as a reminder to future generations.....Lest We Forget
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