Europe’s beautiful cities have attracted professional and amateur photographers since the invention of the camera. But can you identify the continent’s urban centres by their early photographs?
Paris, Prague, Vienna, Budapest – the list of iconic European cities goes on and on. Such is the architectural beauty and innate charm of these historic metropolises that they’re among the world’s most photographed destinations, with keen photographers snapping their facades and aspects since the early 19th century.
Our long-held obsession with photographing Europe’s cities means there are now thousands of images capturing spaces and places across the continent, many of which can be found online. And that got us thinking: how well do our readers really know European cities? Well enough to identify them from vintage, historic photographs?
To find out, we’ve put together this tricky vintage photograph quiz, testing your knowledge of some of Europe’s foremost destinations. Given how much the continent has changed over the past two centuries, our quiz may be harder than you think, so put your thinking cap on and don’t be afraid to hit the ‘hint’ button should you get stuck.