Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pictures from the German Army March in 1917 Are Matched by a Reader to Today's Jaffa Road

Bravo to Simon, a reader of Israel Daily Picture, who provided these contemporary pictures showing the exact locations where German soldiers marched in Jerusalem during World War I.

Simon even recreated the exact photo angles.

Stay tuned.  More mystery pictures from World War I will be appearing here.

German soldiers marching in Jerusalem on Good Friday,
Passover Eve, 1917 on Jaffa Road
The exact spot on Jaffa Road 98 years later, the same
doorways, balconies.















German soldiers marching in Jerusalem on Good Friday,
Passover Eve, 1917 in front of the Fast Hostel, where the
Dan Pearl Hotel is located today
The 1917 buildings have been replaced, but this is
the spot where the German army marched


Simon wrote, "It's fascinating how in one picture the scene is little changed, apart from the modern shop signs and the light rail tracks down the street, but in the other picture nothing from 1917 is still there in 2015 -- even most of the street itself has been replaced by an underpass."

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