There is no doubt that Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations around the world. But you should know that it was a beautiful city hundred of years ago as well. A French man decided to make something unique: he combined historical pictures and new photos of Paris to bring history to life. Let’s go back in time!
Julien Knez from Paris (France) made his dream come true. He found photos of Paris taken between 1871 and 1968, but he wanted to show them to everyone. So he decided to photograph the same site from the same angle. You can explore and find the differences on your own while watching his pictures. Here are some pictures from his 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
The most well-known landmark in Paris was opened in 1889. At the beginning, citizens in Paris couldn’t stand the huge building.
Place de l’Opéra, 1940