The founders laid out a plan in a tough desert environment. With lots of hard work & overcoming many obstacles, they succeeded. Over the years, Longmonsters have overcome fires, floods, tornados, depressions, plagues, droughts & all sorts of challenges. Even today, our community spirit shines strong. Back in 2016, we were super-inspired by the French Photographer, Julien Knez. He had the idea to take photos of popular spots and monuments in Paris and superimpose historical photos from WWII onto them. The result is a jarring appreciation of spots that we see everyday in the context of historical struggles. We are by no means near as talented as Julien, but we gave it a try. A few of our attempts are in this gallery. To find out more about Julien Knez and see some of his work click the link below.