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Amazing Before and After Photos Showing How The United Kingdom Has Changed Over the Past 200 Years

Have you ever thought that how the place where you live now looked like decades ago? The world has changed a lot in the last two decades, and we are very ruthless at preserving our history alive. We have demolished our precious architectures and landmarks.

Here below are some stunning vintage postcards that show how much the famous landmarks of the United Kingdom have changed in the past 200 years, and luckily some of them have not changed so far. Vote your favorite and don’t forget to share.

#1 The pier in Weston-super-Mare in the 19th century before it grew into an amusement attraction.

The pier in Weston-super-Mare in the 19th century before it grew into an amusement attraction.

A recent Photo of the pier in Weston-super-Mare, which was on the verge of collapse.

#2 The iconic White Cliffs of Dover in the 1800s.

The iconic White Cliffs of Dover in the 1800s.

The white cliffs still retain their iconic color in Dover and greet travelers reaching England across the Channel.

#3 The imposing building of the British museum in London in 1800s.

The imposing building of the British museum in London in 1800s.

The buildings of the British Museum are identical to how they stood more than 200 years ago.

#4 A rare shot of Tower Bridge open during the 1800s.

A rare shot of Tower Bridge open during the 1800s.

In the present day, Tower Bridge is still the most recognizable crossing spanning the River Thames.

#5 Parliament and iconic Big Ben in Central London in the 1800s.

Parliament and iconic Big Ben in Central London in the 1800s.

The Parliament building at Westminster still remains one of the most spectacular buildings in the capital.

#6 The huge monument of Nelson’s Column sitting proudly in Trafalgar Square next to the National Gallery.

The huge monument of Nelson's Column sitting proudly in Trafalgar Square next to the National Gallery.

Today, visitors flock to Trafalgar Square, where Nelson's Column still remains.

#7 The traditional soldiers standing outside Horse Guards Parade in central London.

The traditional soldiers standing outside Horse Guards Parade in central London.

Not much has changed at Horse Guards Parade on Whitehall in Central London in the past 200 years.

#8 The beautiful red brick building of Girton College in Cambridge in the 1800s.

The beautiful red brick building of Girton College in Cambridge in the 1800s.

The brick building of Girton College in Cambridge retains the same.

#9 Even in the 19th century, tourists flocked to the East Terrace in the town of Windsor.

Even in the 19th century, tourists flocked to the East Terrace in the town of Windsor.

Today the East Terrace of Windsor Castle, the Queen's favorite residence, remains popular.

#10 The ancient Durham Cathedral sits proudly overlooking the River Wear in the 1800s.

The ancient Durham Cathedral sits proudly overlooking the River Wear in the 1800s.

Durham Cathedral still looms over the northeast city today.

#11 The ancient Roman Baths and Abbey was a big draw for tourists in the 1800s.

The ancient Roman Baths and Abbey was a big draw for tourists in the 1800s.

The Roman Baths in Bath remain almost identical to how they looked 200 years ago.

#12 The huge Clifton suspension bridge connects the cliffs over the Avon in Bristol.

The huge Clifton suspension bridge connects the cliffs over the Avon in Bristol.

Today, the Clifton suspension bridge remains the best way to cross the Avon Gorge.

#13 The scenic and isolated St Michael’s Mount in Penzance was popular with visitors to Cornwall.

The scenic and isolated St Michael's Mount in Penzance was popular with visitors to Cornwall.

When the tide goes out, visitors still flock across to St Michael's Mount in Cornwall.

#14 A vintage postcard showing the view over the Northern Pier in Blackpool in the 1800s.

A vintage postcard showing the view over the Northern Pier in Blackpool in the 1800s.

The Blackpool Tower still remains but the ferris wheel has been replaced with other attractions in the present day.

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