let's think about differences betweer nowdays town and an old town.
first of all there are a lot of new devices which help us to communicate, to get new information etc.
Secondly, old town people used animals to transport, but a new town uses cars, buses etc.
ofcourse, buildings are not exactly the same. because it has only one floore and it was made of wood, as a todays buildings has more, then 15 levels and it exactly made of stone.There are a lot of cafes, cinema, supermarkets,too.
in addition there are a great sum of jobs, which hasn't been needed at that time.