Not too long ago, if you will recall, we featured a series of photographs featuring classic album covers superimposed on their respective modern-day Google Street Views by The Guardian. Now, it appears that the folks at the British daily is at it again, with artist Halley Docherty making mash-ups of classic paintings depicting cities in Europe, North America, and Asia and their Google Street View screenshots!
Nighthawks (1942) by Edward Hopper. Photo by Halley Docherty via The Guardian
I don’t know about you, but there have been times when – as I sit or stand idly waiting for public transportation on my daily commute, go around on a walk, or visit a place (whether historical or not) for the first time – I wonder how certain places look like during the old days. It seems Halley Docherty had similar thoughts, too, and as a result, put together this fascinating series of photographs depicting classic paintings of city scenes from all over the world superimposed on their modern day Google Street Views.
Check out a few samples below!
From top: At the Entrance to the Temple Mount, Jerusalem (1886) by Gustav Bauernfeind, View of Nihonbashi Tori-itchōme (1858) by Utagawa Hiroshige, A Regatta on the Grand Canal (c.1740) by Canaletto, Le boulevard des Capucines devant le théâtre du Vaudeville (1889) by Jean Béraud, St Petersburg – Nevsky Prospekt by Anichkov Bridge (1847) by Ludwig Franz Karl Bohnstedt, and The ‘Golden Bend’ in the Herengracht, Amsterdam, Seen from the West (1672) by Gerrit Adriaenszoon Berckheyde, and La Modiste Sur Les Champs-Élysées (1889) by Jean Béraud. Photos by Halley Docherty via The Guardian
Docherty’s work surely is both interesting and insightful, with today’s audience being offered a glimpse of how the places they know very well used to look like centuries ago!
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