Monday, August 22, 2016

Vision of the past ...

Tour Eiffel, 1900
Julien Knez brings the past to the future by placing photos of Paris from the 19th and 20th centuries against their modern-day counterparts to reflect on home the city has changed, yet remains familiar.

 
Le Moulin Rouge, 1900

 
Jardin du Luxembourg, 1895

 Place Vendôme, 1871


Place de l’Opéra, 1940
June 23, 1940, the day after Germany established occupation of France, Hitler made a lightning trip to Paris. His two hour tour of the capital included Notre Dame, Invalides, the Arc de Triomphe and, as seen here, the Opera.

 
Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple, 1871

Arc de Triomphe, 1909 

 Quai de Conti, 1900  

La Seine. Notre Dame, 1930


Place de l’Opéra, 1940
June 23, 1940, the day after Germany established occupation of France, Hitler made a lightning trip to Paris. His two hour tour of the capital included Notre Dame, Invalides, the Arc de Triomphe and, as seen here, the Opera.


Le Grand Palais, 1944
 
 
Hôtel-de-Ville, 1944
Two friends celebrate the liberation of Paris at Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, August 1944.

Notre Dame, 1944
A joyful Liberation scene on August 25, 1944.

Special Thanks to Did You Know? and Steampunk Tendencies

... now, go make something beautiful! 
 
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(¸.•´♥ Tristan
 
 

3 comments:

Kenneth Mendoza said...

Enchanting indeed!

Beverly said...

These are amazing. The historical comparison and perspective is thought provoking. I have seen people do this by going back to place from their pasts.

Thanks for sharing, Tristan.

Jean Moore said...

GREAT stuff, a new perspective. Love that you find these treasures to share.