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This Guy Re-Creates Grandpa's Old Travel Photos, Internet Sobs

Prepare to be inspired.

Christian Carollo is a time traveler.

Three years ago, the Philadelphia-based photographer found a box of his grandfather's travel photos with images of the Oregon coast, a place he'd be visiting the very next week.

As it turns out, he could. And Carollo hasn't stopped since. He travels the U.S. taking the same travel photos his grandparents took in the 1970s and '80s, everywhere from California's national parks to villages on the East Coast. He cross-references his grandfather's images with his grandmother's impeccably detailed travel journals to find the right spots. It's a labor of love that's fascinating to watch.

Of course, some places look incredibly different when Carollo visits them more than 30 years later. But surprisingly, many haven't changed one bit:

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California | April 1979 & May 2015
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Cedar Pass Campground in Badlands National Park, South Dakota | May 1981 & October 2013
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Café Du Monde in New Orleans, Louisiana | February 1978 & April 2014
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Lucia Lodge in Big Sur, California | April 1979 & May 2015
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Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana | February 1978 & April 2014
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Yosemite National Park, California | April 1979 & May 2015
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Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia | February 1978 & December 2014
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Post Office in Chinese Camp, California | April 1979 & May 2015
Christian Carollo
Yosemite National Park, California | April 1979 & May 2015
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Groveland, California | April 1979 & May 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana | February 1978 & April 2014
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Breckenridge, Colorado | June 1981 & July 2015
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Steamboat Natchez in New Orleans, Louisiana | February 1978 & April 2014
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Carollo still has boxes of his grandparents' photos left to go: He hasn't finished the U.S. images, and there are international photos waiting to be catalogued. He has a trip planned for the fall, in which he'll make a dent in what's left.

Carollo's grandfather died since he began the Past Present Project. His grandmother says she's proud to watch him carry on the family's love of travel.

"She told me she's really happy with what I'm doing," Carollo told The Huffington Post. "That was awesome to hear."

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