Some years ago Sam (Schillace) put me onto a Russian photographer, Sergey Larenkov, who combines old and new photographs of Leningrad/St Petersburg, then – WWII, and now.
They have haunted me ever since.
It’s not difficult to find the photos on the web; it only took me a few moments to find them again – [Link]
“Then and now” “This happened here” – an aspect of the archaeological imagination.
(James Cameron did something similar with Ghosts of the Abyss – Titanic “then and now”)