My name is Alex and I’m a Vienna-based internet worker. I’ve always been involved in photography, so that was a nice beginning to my mission.
In 2011, I began re-photography. My parents got me ‘ a book with old photographs and was captivated by the way my birthplace looked in the past. All those places I knew about, the streets I grew up in, and so on. That seemed so familiar, but at the same moment so distinct. Did you ever wonder how it look like in the past?
So I decided to take photos of those locations to document those differences in the precise angle and viewpoint. Even though I often hear the town looked more lovely in the past, I also want to demonstrate stuff that have improved, such as the structure of pedestrian fields and so on.
#1 Graben from 1966 to 2018
In the city center of Vienna, the major tourist area is now a pedestrian area.
#2 Belvedere Palace from 1945 to 2015
In the Second World War, the Belvedere Palace was partially demolished.
#3 Street Scene On Mariahilfer Strasse from 1900 to 2016
A renowned shopping street, Mariahilfer Strasse.
#4 Neuer Markt from 1910 to 2018
Who else enjoys the constructions with these ancient ads?
#5 Gürtel Street from 1874 to 2015
Now it is one of Vienna’s busiest roads, there was a cemetery in the 19th century.
#6 Mariahilfer Strasse from 1986 to 2015
This popular shopping street has become a pedestrian area. A subway line substituted the tram.
#7 Heldenplatz from 1880s to 2015
In the 19th century, the old city wall was demolished, many iconic buildings along the new Ringstrasse were built.
#8 Urania Building from 1930 to 2019
The building of Urania and an ancient bridge of Aspernbrücke.
#9 Along The Danube from 1980 to 2019
Some significant floods struck Vienna, so the government decided to construct a second stream along the primary river. This image also demonstrates the increasing skyline around the International Center of Vienna.
#10 Stephansplatz from 1914 to 2018
One of the first pedestrian areas in Vienna was the region around St Stephen’s.