This Guy Recreates 19th Century Pictures Of Paris And Each Time He Has A Beautiful Story To Share!

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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 

Hôtel-de-Ville, 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.

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Disha Ghoshal (WRITER)

I am a few million things! Rooted in family and friends, wanting to transform and excel! Engineer by choice, writer by passion. I am an artist, I may daresay, 'cause painting my own world with words is what I am really keen about.