See how much Hong Kong has changed with historic photos overlaid on Street View
Compare old Hong Kong with the present day with this site from HotelClub.
The new site, which was created by the hotel booking company, overlays old images of historic Hong Kong onto the streets we know today in the former British colony.
Because the pictures are overlaid onto Google Street View images, however, they don’t always exactly line up with the modern-day images behind them. When they do though, the effect is pretty cool.
Try it out for yourself:
The site is similar to other projects like Historypin, which calls for user-submitted photos and tags them to a location. Another crowdsourced project on Flickr called “Looking into the Past” has people holding up photos against actual locations in real life Read more…