An interesting collection of photos. The author of the comparisons were not too lazy to walk around Aleppo and to compare the current state of the city with pictures of Aleppo, a century or half a century ago.
Interestingly enough, some places almost never change, even war, by some miracle bypassed them.
And below, pictures of pre-war Aleppo (2009), when nobody knew, soon, this town will be the scene of one of the largest battles of the early XXI century.
Perhaps a battle for Mosul could match the ferocity and the bloodshed, but it is noticeably inferior to the battle for Aleppo duration.