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.




















Sergey Larenkov's website

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Comment by Ita Amahorseija on October 9, 2013 at 12:50am

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

Comment by MarGGa Duval on February 6, 2011 at 8:49am
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.
Comment by Carrie R on February 1, 2011 at 7:58am
Wow...amazing merging of the past and present.
Comment by Mahmut Mollaahmed on January 12, 2011 at 11:19am
Excellent..
Comment by São on December 12, 2010 at 1:25am

We really don't need another war 

Comment by M E Whitten on December 7, 2010 at 9:15am
wow.. truely amazing and incredibly eye opening
Comment by Mycycle Mic on December 2, 2010 at 10:58am
Brilliant!
Comment by Dave Rogers on November 22, 2010 at 2:51pm
Excellent. These are good enough to pass along to others.
Comment by robert crawford on September 30, 2010 at 10:50pm
outstanding fresh approach to pics of WW2. A credit to the person responsable! MORE PLEASE...PACIFIC WAR?
Comment by Michael Timoshyk on September 7, 2010 at 10:56am
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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