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(Courier Mail)   Old photos of exhausted and traumatized World War II soldiers superimposed over modern-day street views. Yeah, it's not totally creepy or anything   (couriermail.com.au) divider line 34
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2012-10-22 09:01:11 AM
Very interesting; captures the imagination. Thanks, Subby.
 
2012-10-22 09:05:11 AM
Awesome. That must have taken a lot to make, not only the photoshopping of the pixels, but finding the location of the pictures and getting the same angle for each. Unless they just used Google Streetview, in which case, meh.
 
2012-10-22 11:06:32 AM
This is awesome
 
2012-10-22 11:07:28 AM
Not creepy at all. I find them very tasteful and interesting.

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Probably my favorite.
 
2012-10-22 11:08:42 AM
Not creepy, very, very cool. I'll have to try that with some pictures my grandfather took when I go to Europe next year.
 
2012-10-22 11:11:05 AM
These are incredible. Thanks, subby.
 
2012-10-22 11:11:45 AM
Those are beautiful. Perhaps a little haunting, but definitely not creepy.
 
2012-10-22 11:12:40 AM
Hmmm....I guess the "Spiffy" tag must have the week off, preparing for President Obama's re-election victory?

Interesting article.
 
2012-10-22 11:13:31 AM
Haunting...thanks, Subby.
 
2012-10-22 11:14:30 AM
It has the feel of something from a movie. a flashback image, or a seeing something from a characters past. It is cool.
 
2012-10-22 11:17:54 AM
Chilling reminder of how close we are to a world completely different from today's. Cherish our world's (relative) peace, and let's remember so we don't go back.
 
2012-10-22 11:19:41 AM
Pretty neat stuff. The SO is from Springfield, Ohio, and a local photographer did the same thing with some old photos of the area:

Link
 
2012-10-22 11:20:33 AM
This is a repeat from awhile back, but it's worth sharing again.
 
2012-10-22 11:23:45 AM
Subby you're either a 15 year old who has no perspective on life, or a blithering idiot.

These aren't creepy, you f*cking moron, they're hauntingly beautiful.
The reason you aren't in a concentration camp or dead by now (depending on your nationality), is because of all the people who fought during WWII. Do you like your bed at night? Your xbox? Your iphone? Your freedom? These "creepy" photos bring to life the struggle and terror of that war. And without those people you wouldn't have any of the shiat you have today.

I get that trolling is a art, especially for Fark headlines, but have some f*cking respect. Goes for the admins too. Whoever greenlit this should take a good look at themselves in the mirror.

/Granted the US is a police state now, but it's still sort of implied that it's a free country
 
2012-10-22 11:24:35 AM
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2012-10-22 11:28:26 AM
Subby is getting 'atta-boys' for something he finds distasteful - 'Yeah, it's not totally creepy or anything'.

Well, it isn't.

This is the 4th project of this kind I've seen in the past ten years and I think they are an excellent way of making history real - not 'creepy'.

Sorry that facts 'like 'people die in wars and buildings get destroyed but people find a way to carry on' upset you, subby,

Maybe you need to grow up a little.
 
2012-10-22 11:44:19 AM
Wow... those are amazing images, and a pretty inspiring project to get to see. Really nicely done. Thanks fer subbing it subby, wether you liked it or not, it was worth sharing.
 
2012-10-22 12:02:40 PM
eas81 -

Can I have your baby? 

Those are AWESOME! 
 
2012-10-22 12:11:25 PM
Wow, these are just... wow.

And the Star Wars ones just gave me some great LOLs.
 
2012-10-22 12:14:18 PM
The Flickr page has many more.
 
2012-10-22 12:24:37 PM
nice find subby, thanks.

Ditto for you, 0Icky0
 
2012-10-22 12:25:49 PM

sure haven't: Subby you're either a 15 year old who has no perspective on life, or a blithering idiot.

These aren't creepy, you f*cking moron, they're hauntingly beautiful.
The reason you aren't in a concentration camp or dead by now (depending on your nationality), is because of all the people who fought during WWII. Do you like your bed at night? Your xbox? Your iphone? Your freedom? These "creepy" photos bring to life the struggle and terror of that war. And without those people you wouldn't have any of the shiat you have today.

I get that trolling is a art, especially for Fark headlines, but have some f*cking respect. Goes for the admins too. Whoever greenlit this should take a good look at themselves in the mirror.

/Granted the US is a police state now, but it's still sort of implied that it's a free country


This.

"About your easy heads my prayers
I said with syllables of clay.
'What gift,' I asked, 'shall I bring now
Before I weep and walk away?'

Take, they replied, the oak and laurel,
Take our fortune of tears and live
Like a spendthrift lover. All we ask
Is the one gift you cannot give."

--Charles Causley
 
2012-10-22 12:27:36 PM

BolshyGreatYarblocks: "About your easy heads my prayers
I said with syllables of clay.
'What gift,' I asked, 'shall I bring now
Before I weep and walk away?'

Take, they replied, the oak and laurel,
Take our fortune of tears and live
Like a spendthrift lover. All we ask
Is the one gift you cannot give."

--Charles Causley


DAAAAMN...

Hadn't heard that one before. Nice.
 
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2012-10-22 12:32:49 PM
Seriously subby, they're not creepy at all. Farking awesome is better description.
 
2012-10-22 12:34:50 PM
Reminds me of when I was in munich and passed by a monument that looked very familiar from the History Channel -- went back to the hotel room Wikipedia reminded me why:


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i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-22 12:36:21 PM
Now this is art. Powerful and innovative. Stuff like this deserves media attention over folks smearing feces trying to be 'edgy.'
 
2012-10-22 12:37:50 PM
Stuff like this makes me more respectful of those who have gone before.

Kind of awkwardly put, but basically it means that you're not so damn special, Snowflake.
 
2012-10-22 12:49:09 PM
A few years back someone did the same thing with some wartime pictures of Leningrad...

www.dvafoto.com
 
2012-10-22 12:55:37 PM

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Holy Crap! You made the AT-ST and possibly the AT-AT design make sense.
 
2012-10-22 02:31:49 PM
What a great find!
 
2012-10-22 02:54:04 PM
Reminds me of a Harlan Ellison story, "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams."
 
2012-10-22 03:32:42 PM

Priapetic: Chilling reminder of how close we are to a world completely different from today's. Cherish our world's (relative) peace, and let's remember so we don't go back.


Indeed. We had a chance last winter to stay with a college buddy in Florence for several weeks. Every day, we'd walk across a bridge (Ponte Santa Trinita) that still bore scars from WWII. It served as a stark reminder.
 
2012-10-22 05:13:59 PM
I've wanted to do the exact same thing for years. Bravo.


All I've got today is a "before" image (which I took last week) and "after" image (by USA Today) of Big Tex:

upload.wikimedia.org
www.gannett-cdn.com
 
2012-10-23 03:06:45 AM
Yeah, and apparently subby IS a retard or anything.
 
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