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November 20, 2015

Then and Now – Paris in The Early 1900s vs. Today

These beautiful hand-colored lantern photos prove that Paris hasn't changed all that much.

1. The Église Saint-Augustin, in the 8th arrondissement.

2. Looking down the Seine near Ile de la Cité.

3. Hôtel de Ville (city hall of Paris).

4. The Place Vendôme in the early 1900s.

5. The Paris opera house on a busy day.

6. Pedestrians and carriages on Pont Neuf.

7. Les Bouquinistes, booksellers lining the banks of the Seine.

8. Flower-buying, looking towards the Right Bank.

9. Pont St. Michel, looking towards Ile de la Cité, the steeples of St. Chapelle clearly visible.

10. The Bourse (the Paris bank).

11. Rue de Rivoli at the northeast corner of the Tuileries.

12. L’église de la Madeleine in the 8th arrondissement.

13. Rue de la Paix and its famous obelisk.

(via BuzzFeed)


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