If you look back at old photos of places it can give you an amazing insight into what life was like before we were on the Earth. Some of the most modern metropolitan areas started off as old dust roads and abandoned fields! Amazingly, as humanity has grown and modernised, we have changed our landscape beyond recognition. Places that were once rich in natural landscapes are now heavily industrialised cities that boast massive populations of people.
If you looked back on an old photo of your town or city, would you recognise it? Here we have put together a compilation of some of the most famous and recognisable places on Earth that used to look so much different. See if you’re able to guess where they are!