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Vintage Paris: A Blend of the Past and the Present in One Photograph

By Hanssie on April 3rd 2014

Paris.

It’s one of those magical cities seemingly on everyone’s travel wish list. It’s on mine. I dream of photo shoots with an Eiffel Tower backdrop, romance on the Moulin Rouge, strolling through the arch of St. Denis Door. When I picture Paris, I picture the Paris of old, streets teeming with people, horse drawn carriages and dusty little cafes.

The team over at Golem 13 have taken a series of vintage photographs from the late 1800’s-early 1900’s of Paris and merged them with modern photographs of La Ville-Lumière, “The City of Light.”

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Porte St Denis

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Rue du Faubourg du Temple

[REWIND: THE CITY OF PARIS 100 YEARS AGO IN COLOR]

 

It is fascinating to see the side by side comparison of the city and the changes from a century ago – the styles and means of transportation, the shops and buildings that have risen and fallen. This glimpse into the past as well as the present was created in Photoshop, vintage postcards, photographs and Google Street View.

Place de la Bourse

Place de la Bourse

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Gare de l’Est.

Gare de l’Est

Gare du Nord

Gare du Nord

Belleville, place de l’église au Métro Jourdain

Belleville, place de l’église au Métro Jourdain

Notre Dame de Paris (Depuis la place St Michel)

Notre Dame de Paris (Depuis la place St Michel)

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Place de l’Opéra

La statue de la Place de la République

La statue de la Place de la République

Place du Palais Royal (Louvre)

Place du Palais Royal (Louvre)

 

Quai des Grands-Augustins (Vers la place St Michel) Inondations de 1910.

Quai des Grands-Augustins (Vers la place St Michel) During the Flood of 1910

Rue Lepic

Rue Lepic

Rue de Vintimille

Rue de Vintimille

Place de République (depuis la rue du Temple)

Place de République (depuis la rue du Temple)

Via Design Taxi

CREDITS: All photographs by Golem 13 are copyrighted and have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About

Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at www.hanssie.com and www.fittedmagazine.com. Follow her on Instagram. Email her at:
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  1. Jacob Jexmark

    Not the most unique of concepts, but where these excel is in the execution, most of these are done well.

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  2. Leujay Cruz

    These are awesome! Crazy how not much of the landscape has changed in Paris. One day I hope to visit! I’d love to see Golem 13 do a series of several cities.

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