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Incredible images of Los Angeles when it was covered in wetlands

Before Los Angeles became the center of the film industry, it was covered in wetlands and farmland. The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project recently began mapping LA’s lost Ballona Creek watershed, which once spanned thousands of acres and ranged from freshwater ponds to marshes to meadows for several centuries. […]
Incredible images of Los Angeles when it was covered in wetlands
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Incredible photos of New York City when sheep roamed Central Park

Manhattan’s Central Park has all the features of a great public space: It’s car-free, features a range of flora and fauna, and anyone can access it. Before Central Park became the landmark it is today, a 15-acre swath of the park had an unusual purpose in the 19th century. Dubbed […]
Incredible photos of New York City when sheep roamed Central Park
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Putin is behind one of the most expensive parks in the world — take a look

As Moscow’s oldest neighbourhood outside the Kremlin, Zaryadye has seen many changes in the last eight centuries. It has served as the home of 16th century aristocrats, a Jewish enclave in the 19th century, a scrapped plan to build Moscow’s tallest skyscraper, and the world’s largest (and now demolished) hotel. […]
Putin is behind one of the most expensive parks in the world  —  take a look
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Incredible images of Washington, DC before it was a city

Before Washington, DC became the capital city of the United States, it was a sprawling, 100-square-mile plot of plantations, forests, and hills. The city’s urban plan was the brainchild of French immigrant and architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant, who envisioned an egalitarian design for the District – a vision that was […]
Incredible images of Washington, DC before it was a city
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