Modern Replicas from the App

Robinson street and Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA, 27th July 2011

Robinson street and Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA, 5th June 1958






We love this modern replica of Robinson Street and Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA taken by @vndls.

It was taken with the new Andoid app which let’s you find historical photos nearby and take exact modern equivalents. This historical photo wasn’t overlaid on Street View before, so this replica is particularly interesting because it’s created a modern comparison.

Looking forward to seeing more historical images linked to the present, bringing to life all the moments, big and small, that have happened in the spaces of our neighbourhoods through the years.

See the photo on the map and fade from the present to the past.

6 thoughts on “Modern Replicas from the App

  1. Unfortunately one of the problems with the app is that it does not correctly upload photos which are rotated. I took a picture in Reading UK using the ‘Take Modern Relica’ option. My photo was overlaid correctly over the old one, with the correct orientation, but when uploaded to the website it is rotated 90 degrees, so the fading from one to another doesn’t work. I can’t see a way to fix the problem from the website.

    The picture and my upload are here:,-0.971815/zoom:17/date_from:1840-01-01/date_to:2001-12-31/dialog:6621182/tab:more_tab_content/

  2. Is it / will it be possible for non-app users to upload modern replica photos from the website? Thanks!