just looking for an idiomatic expression or any other expression / phrase when one tries to depict a town that looks like the same town 50 years ago. Like coming back in time.
i was thinking about the phrase stepped in time but having looked it up, i cannot match it with the required meaning.
The town was stepped in time.
Does this sentence make any sense at all?
It may look like it is stuck in time, or perhaps like a throwback to the past.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.