I Combined Old And New Photos Of Paris To Bring History To Life

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I’m Julien Knez from Paris (France). I found photos of Paris taken between 1871 and 1968, and then photographed the same site from the same angle. Here are some pictures from my new book “Paris, Fenêtres sur l’Histoire”, published by Parigramme.
When historical photographs are inserted into contemporary settings, we open astonishing windows to the past. More than ever, the inquisitive contemporary spectator is plunged into the depths of time, as if given the opportunity to stroll on different stages, at the heart of History in the making.

Tour Eiffel, 1900

 

 

Place de l’Opéra, 1940

 

 

Hôtel-de-Ville, 1944

 

 

Place Vendôme, 1871

 

Jardin du Luxembourg, 1895

 

 

Place de l’Opéra, 1900

 

 

La Seine. Notre-Dame, 1930

 

 

Arc de Triomphe, 1909

 


“Odéon” Station (Métro), 1910

 

 

Le Printemps. Boulevard Haussmann, 1930

 

 

Le Moulin Rouge, 1900

 

 

Le Grand Palais, 1944

 

 

Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple, 1871

 

 

Rue Gay-Lussac, 1968

 

 

Quai de Conti, 1900

 

Boulevard Saint-Denis, 1910

 

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