These remarkable images show how much, or how little, Birmingham’s financial district has changed over time.
Using Photoshop we've overlaid archive street scenes with modern-day views of some of the city centre's most popular locations.
Cathedral Square, Colmore Row and Victoria Square have always been at the heart of the city and its business quarter and little of the grand architecture has changed.
The biggest differences can be seen around Chamberlain Square after the development of the Central Library in Paradise Circus, itself due to undergo massive redevelopment later this year.
The original image in the montage was taken in 1963, before John Madin’s controversial structure was built.
The Grade II Listed Great Western Arcade, now a thriving home to some of Birmingham’s best independent stores and cafes, can be seen after Second World War bomb damage. Its ornate Victorian interior and roof had to be rebuilt.