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See how much Australian cities have changed through these 1914-2014 digital montages

Past meets present in this series of digital montages that shows what Australian cities look like 100 years apart.

Photographer John Donegan of 702 ABC in Sydney, made the then-and-now images by hand-blending multiple modern day photos with a single black-and-white photo from 1914. The result is a glimpse into the storied past of the places we regularly traverse and pay no attention to every day.

The sidewalk you pass by on your way home, gentlemen in top hats and ladies in fancy dresses walked that same path once upon a time. The road you drive through daily, carriages and coal-powered trains traversed through there a hundred years ago.

The office tower you work in each day, tiny shops of old once stood there, without you even knowing it!

The series looks at a number of Australian cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth and Darwin.

Australia is a young country, and we often forget about the not-to-recent past. But these pictures give you an indication of just who used to walk the streets that we use each day.

Check out the images below to see the contrast between yesterday and today. You also see more images on ABC.

Flinders Street Station, Melbourne
Flinders Street Station, Melbourne
Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney
Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney
Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Mackler Leather Building, Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
Mackler Leather Building, Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
King William Street, Adelaide
King William Street, Adelaide
King William Street, Adelaide
King William Street, Adelaide
King Street, Perth
King Street, Perth
Devlin Street, Sydney
Devlin Street, Sydney
49 York Street, Sydney
49 York Street, Sydney
Melbourne's Flinders Street Station 1914-2014: Then and now. (Picture: State Library of Victoria/ John Donegan)
Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station 1914-2014: Then and now. (Picture: State Library of Victoria/ John Donegan)

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