A fella named Michael Shaugnessy scanned a whole bunch of awesome vintage colour photos of Europe (marked as being from the Institute for Color Photography, Carl Weller, Berlin/Verlagsanstalt für Farbenfotographie, 1906) and put them in this snazzy little gallery on boingboing. I was trying to pick a fave, but it turns out I’m quite fond of all of them because the photos have this look and feel that is just like how I imagine or remember these places to be in my head. Except for Pisa, because I went there at night. A great touch is the “geo-coded” gallery where you can browse the photos by using a map. Oh, and the photos are believed to be public domain.
I also really like these “then and now” comparison galleries… but unfortunately most of the “then” galleries are related to war or oppression, like this Berlin Wall one, or this gallery of World War 2 wreckage. I’d like to see some then and now photos of places in Europe that don’t involve artillery or soldiers.
via (obviously) boingboing