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Paris’ Past and Present Meet In This Cool Photo Series by Julien Knez

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Julien Knez, a photographer from Paris, France, recently went viral online after his work received a lot of love from netizens across the world.

What makes Julien’s stuff interesting is how he incorporates old photos in them. They’re really fascinating! In a BoredPanda post, Julien said he “found photos of Paris taken between 1871 and 1968, and then photographed the same site from the same angle.”

He eventually published the awesome collection of old, new photos in a book entitled “Paris, Fenêtres sur l’Histoire” under the publisher Parigramme.

Julien further shares:

“When historical photographs are inserted into contemporary settings, we open astonishing windows to the past. More than ever, the inquisitive contemporary spectator is plunged into the depths of time, as if given the opportunity to stroll on different stages, at the heart of history in the making.”

Check out the photos below:

#1. Tour Eiffel, 1900

#1. Tour Eiffel, 1900

Source: Julien Knez
#2. Place de l’Opéra, 1940

#2. Place de l’Opéra, 1940

Source: Julien Knez
#3. Hôtel-de-Ville, 1944

#3. Hôtel-de-Ville, 1944

Source: Julien Knez
#4. Place Vendôme, 1871

#4. Place Vendôme, 1871

Source: Julien Knez
#5. Jardin du Luxembourg, 1895

#5. Jardin du Luxembourg, 1895

Source: Julien Knez
#6. Place de l’Opéra, 1900

#6. Place de l’Opéra, 1900

Source: Julien Knez
#7. La Seine. Notre-Dame, 1930

#7. La Seine. Notre-Dame, 1930

Source: Julien Knez
#8. Arc de Triomphe, 1909

#8. Arc de Triomphe, 1909

Source: Julien Knez
#9. “Odéon” Station (Métro), 1910

#9. “Odéon” Station (Métro), 1910

Source: Julien Knez
#10. Le Printemps. Boulevard Haussmann, 1930

#10. Le Printemps. Boulevard Haussmann, 1930

Source: Julien Knez
#11. Le Moulin Rouge, 1900

#11. Le Moulin Rouge, 1900

Source: Julien Knez
#12. Le Grand Palais, 1944

#12. Le Grand Palais, 1944

Source: Julien Knez
#13. Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple, 1871

#13. Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple, 1871

Source: Julien Knez
#14. Rue Gay-Lussac, 1968

#14. Rue Gay-Lussac, 1968

Source: Julien Knez
#15. Quai de Conti, 1900

#15. Quai de Conti, 1900

Source: Julien Knez
#16. Boulevard Saint-Denis, 1910

#16. Boulevard Saint-Denis, 1910

Source: Julien Knez

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