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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