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Here's What Ancient and Modern Rome Look Like Together

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Architectural mashups where photographers overlay one city with another, say, are becoming their own artistic breed these days, and the Polish photographer Peter Kowalski has interpreted the craft by layering three to five photos, taken at various points throughout history in Rome, in the same frame. The project, untitled, was inspired by a "personal need to change the world, to show how the city of Rome has changed over the decades and how it's grown into an incredibly busy and complex metropolis," he explains. "Put together, they fall into places, dance with each other in an unexpectedly symbiotic way, co-existing in the mosaic of shapes and colors, symbolizing strength, diversification and synergy of the Rome as we know it today." Thankfully, "Rome as we know it today" does not include spiky lightning bolts masquerading as skyscrapers—yet.

· Overlap Rome: Past and Present [Feel Desdain via Notcot]
· All Artistry posts [Curbed National]