Photography is the pictorial way of depicting a story, and what better way to do that, than to compare the yesterday and tomorrow, to see what was lost and what is waiting to be found. This amazing photo artist has recreated some really beautiful pictures so creatively that you will be spellbound!
His bio reads:
“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 how much the city has changed, yet still remains familiar.”
Tour Eiffel, 1900
Le Moulin Rouge, 1900
Jardin du Luxembourg, 1895
Place Vendôme, 1871
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
Two friends celebrate the liberation of Paris at Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, in August 1944.
Notre Dame, 1944
A joyful Liberation scene on August 25, 1944.
Information Source: didyouknowblog
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