Photos: Before and after Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy turned everyday vistas into extraordinary scenes. Below, images taken before and after — or directly afterward and in the days since — the storm swept through the Mid-Atlantic.

1. Aerial view of New Jersey, before and after

AP/Google Earth, Doug Mills A look at Mantoloking on Sept. 20, 2010 from Google Earth and on Oct. 31, after Sandy.

2. Taxi stand in Hoboken, N.J. 

Charles Sykes/AP A parking lot of cabs in Hoboken, N.J., flooded on Tuesday and with receding waters a day later.

 3. NYC Skyline – Before and after

REUTERS/Gary Hershorn/Eduardo Munoz A look at Manhattan’s skyline on Oct. 1 and in the early morning of Oct. 30.

 4. A parking garage in New York City’s Financial District.
Before:

Parking garage

(Via Google Maps)

After: 

Parking garage after Sandy

(Richard Drew/AP)

5. The fishing pier in Ocean City, Md.
In 2010:

Ocean City Fishing Pier

(Laura Emmons/Salisbury Daily Times/AP)

Monday:

Ocean City Fishing Pier

(Alex Brandon/AP)

6. Carey Tunnel in New York
Before:

(Via Google Maps)

Monday night:

(Dylan Patrick/AP)

7. New York City’s Westside Highway, near the USS Intrepid.
On a typical day:

The Westside Highway

(Via Google Maps)

After Sandy:

Westside Highway

(Dylan Patrick/AP)

8. Tony’s Pier Restaurant, City Island, N.Y.
In 2007:

(Via Google Maps)

 After Sandy:

(Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

9. The Plaza Shops, New York City
Before:

The Plaza Shops

(Via Google Earth)

 After:

(Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

10. The HMS Bounty, a replica of the historic ship.
As it appeared in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”: 

As it sank off North Carolina’s Outer Banks:

(U.S. Coast Guard)

One Post reader sent in these photos — one taken during the storm and one after the storm passed.

11. Maddox Boulevard, Chincoteague:
During the storm:

(Brooks Yeager)

After the storm:

(Brooks Yeager)

MORE IMAGES: When bustling cities go calm: Right before Sandy

PHOTOS: Sandy swamps New York

READ: ‘Superstorm’ shuts down 3 nuclear reactors, raises fears