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    15 Sep 2016

    This Dude Placed Old Photos Of Delhi's Monuments Over How They Look Today

    "In a city as old as Delhi, we’re too used to history literally lying in ruins and crumbling around us."

    This is 24-year-old Delhi-based photographer Yuvraj Khanna.

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    Four months back, he started a project on Instagram where he placed old photos of popular Delhi monuments against the live version and took his own photos.

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    Here, for example, is Qutub Minar in the 1800s against the real deal.

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    This is what Rashtrapati Bhavan and the traffic around it looked like in the 1950s.

    "This project took around four months from start to finish. It started with sifting through hundreds of old photos of Delhi online from which I shortlisted around fifty photos that I got printed," Khanna told BuzzFeed.

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    This is a picture of the Iron Pillar near the Qutub Minar in the 1900s.

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    The above picture shows the construction of India Gate in the early 1900s.

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    This is what the PVR Plaza at Connaught Place looked like in the 1950s.

    "Since culture and history is so deeply engrained in Delhi, travelling through time in this city is a feeling made real whether it’s through a street name that has an old lore attached to it or through physical manifestations of the city’s architecture that we all love so much," he added.

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    This photo shows Skinner's Church or St. James Church in Kashmere Gate being riddled with bullets after the first Indian rebellion against the British in 1857.

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    Here's another view of the area around Rashtrapati Bhavan in the 1950s.

    "I’ve chosen landmarks that are relevant in modern day Delhi and for that reason, they are reasonably well maintained but, in a city as old as Delhi, we’re too used to history literally lying in ruins and crumbling around us."

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    This is the India Gate in the 1930s before Amar Jawan Jyoti was placed there to honour soldiers who died during the 1971 war.

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    This photo shows the gardens of Humayuns's Tomb being used as farming land in the early 1900s.

    You can follow his work on Instagram.

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    The tank in this photo was crossing Outer Circle, Connaught Place in the 1940s.

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