In the capital of Pomerania launched an innovative project "Virtual History".
This project allows for the screens of mobile phones or tablets to see how the city’s historical landmarks looked many years ago. To do this, just need to download the app Historypin. Free service is available for smartphones based on operating system, iOS or Android.
Arkhangelsk was another Russian city, which is available to the project. It was created with the support of the Arkhangelsk regional museum. Among the attractions of the capital of Pomerania, which can be seen in the photo a century ago — Arcade, Drama Theatre, St. Nicholas Church, the House of the owner of the brewery Surkov, Sugar factory Brant and more. Some of the images give an idea of how the city looked like before the construction of various buildings. For example, in one of the photos of the early twentieth century, you can see that on the site of today’s main post office has a summer garden, which was arranged rink in winter.
The application automatically detects the user’s location and offers him acquainted with old photographs next to it historical sites, applying historical information.
"Our experts have done everything possible to archival materials were made available not only to employees of the museum, but also the general public, — the director of the Arkhangelsk Regional Museum Hope Podoplekin. — Using modern technology allows to bring to the study of the history and architecture of the city is also an active youth. "
The highlight of the project is that the archive objects and can be replenished by the users themselves, so that its possibilities are endless.