The world has changed a lot over time – skyscrapers are popping up left, right and centre and everywhere is becoming increasingly crowded.
Arguably, the areas where this is most evident is along some of the planet’s most picturesque coastlines. Beaches that were once secluded and tranquil are their country’s tourist capital.
To show you just how much of an effect the last 100 years has had on the world’s most iconic beaches, here is what they look like then and now.
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia -1937
Back then the sea front was heavily populated, but there was still vast open spaces just 100 meters from the beach. That is practically non existent now.