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Day 249: Vintage Paris

In many ways, Paris is still locked in the past. Look at the skyline a hundred years ago, and look at it again today. There aren’t many differences to be found. Sure there may be a crane or two appearing near the periphery limit, but centrally, it has stayed true to how Baron Haussmann had intended the city to be. This picture could have easily been shot decades ago. (I was at the top of Centre Pompidou for this photo, in case you’re wondering.)

This is a good time to introduce you to Paris Avant, a site that posts pictures of Paris of today and yesteryear, side by side, every day. To date, over 1650 pairs of photos have been published. Truly amazing effort by Frédéric Botton. (And here I am, struggling to be up to date with my daily entry – how embarassing. I’m working on it, I’m working on it. I promise.)

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6 scribbles & notes

  1. Chloé says:

    I absolutely love the clouds in this picture. Gorgeous :)

  2. Chloé says:

    Also I think there is something wrong with your link. It sends me to “Croisé dans le métro”… :P

    • Lil says:

      ooooops see, i was sleepy. i posted croise dans le metro on twitter, and must have somehow paste the wrong link here. i’ve corrected that now.

  3. m3d says:

    oooo very nice ;)

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