The older buildings create a pathway towards the newer building, or the future. Captured here is the journey to becoming a city, having to build structures throughout the years, enabling one to see a snapshot into the past as well as into the future. This photograph tells a story about how years of old lead to new. The stark contrast between the dull grey of the older buildings which frame the vibrant brick of the newer building demonstrates the reinventions cities go through. Cities are reinvented by the growing populations.

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