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Photography Old photos of Paris merged with the present

"Time present and time past are both perhaps present in time future and time future contained in time past." - T.S Eliot.

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Tour Eiffel, 1900 play

Tour Eiffel, 1900


Julien Knez from Paris, decided to merge the past (in photographs) with the present and the results are stunning.

Julien found photos of Paris that were taken between 1871 and 1968. He then decided to photograph the same sites in the photos from the same angle.

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Here are some pictures from his book titled 'Paris, Fenêtres sur l’Histoire'.

As these historical photographs are incorporated into todays settings, windows to the past are opened as we are plunged into the depths of time, merging past as present in one fluid moment.

1. Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple, 1871 and present:

Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple play

Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple


2. Hotel Gay-Lussac, 1968 and present:

Rue Gay-Lussac play

Rue Gay-Lussac


3. Quai de Conti, 1900 and present:

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Quai de Conti


4. Saint Denis Street, 1910 and present:

Boulevard Saint-Denis play

Boulevard Saint-Denis


5. Grand Palais, 1944 and present:

Le Grand Palais play

Le Grand Palais


6. River Seine, Notre-Dame, 1930 and present:

La Seine. Notre-Dame play

La Seine. Notre-Dame


7. Moulin Rouge, 1900 and present:

Le Moulin Rouge play

Le Moulin Rouge


8. Printemps, Boulevard Haussmann, 1930 and present:

Le Printemps. Boulevard Haussmann, 1930 play

Le Printemps. Boulevard Haussmann, 1930


9. Odéon Station (Paris Metro), 1910 and present:

Odéon Station play

Odéon Station


10. Arc de Triomphe, 1909 and present:

Arc de Triomphe play

Arc de Triomphe


11. Jardin du Luxembourg, 1895 and present:

Jardin du Luxembourg play

Jardin du Luxembourg


12. Place de l’Opéra, 1900 and present:

Place de l’Opéra play

Place de l’Opéra


13. Place de l’Opéra, 1940 and present:

Place de l’Opéra play

Place de l’Opéra


14. Hôtel-de-Ville, 1944 and present:

Hôtel-de-Ville play



15. Place Vendôme, 1871 and present:

Place Vendôme play

Place Vendôme



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