Because the images we have in our minds of famous tourist sites are often unchanging, it’s hard to imagine that the world was ever without them. The fact remains, however, that people who visit these destinations today have vastly different experiences than their grandchildren and great-grandchildren will.

These eight places are among the world’s most popular, so in honor of their storied pasts, let’s take some time to appreciate how different they looked a century ago!

1. Times Square — Before:


Times Square got its name when the New York Times moved its office to the area in 1904.



What are you waiting for? Get out there and see the world! With any luck, you’ll be able to tell your kids what sites like these looked like back in your day.