Los Angeles Skyline: Before and After

It took Shanghai just 20 years to go from nice city to megalopolis. For the City of Angels, it took a bit longer to evolve from the 1908 flickery twinkle town (top) to the 2002 sea of lights (bottom)

Both images of Los Angeles were taken from Mount Wilson. The first by Ferdinand Ellermann in 1908, one hour exposure. The second one, by Gerhard Eisenbeis with 4 seconds exposure on 100 ASA film. [Uni Mainz]

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