Paris History Brought To Life In These Photos By Julien Knez

Photographer Julien Knez was contacted last year, by the editors of Parigramme to work on a special project - to photograph a series that makes readers remember just how much history is stored in the streets of Paris.

After seeing his photographs of Paris' liberation after World War II with what war sites looked like in the present, they commissioned him to do a series on Parisian history, from 1871 to the famous student protests of May 1968.

Here are some photographs from Knez's book, "Paris: Fenêtres sur l'Histoire" that we found on Mashable and had to share with you today! Enjoy!

 Eiffel Tower, 1900

Eiffel Tower, 1900

 Jardin du Luxembourg, 1895

Jardin du Luxembourg, 1895

 Quai de Conti, 1900

Quai de Conti, 1900

First, Knez was given access to the Parigramme photo archives. He then selected photographs that he wanted to use for the project and then scouted the exact locations in Paris where they were originally taken.

Knez said to Mashable for the original article, "When historical photographs are inserted into contemporary settings, we open astonishing windows to the past."

 Boulevard de Clichy, 1900

Boulevard de Clichy, 1900

 Place de l’Opéra, 1900

Place de l’Opéra, 1900

 Avenue de Friedland, 1909

Avenue de Friedland, 1909

 Métro Odéon, 1910

Métro Odéon, 1910

 Boulevard Saint-Denis, 1910

Boulevard Saint-Denis, 1910

 Quai Saint-Michel, 1914

Quai Saint-Michel, 1914

 Place de l’Opéra, 1940

Place de l’Opéra, 1940

 Hotel-de-Ville, 1944

Hotel-de-Ville, 1944

 Avenue Mozart, 1944

Avenue Mozart, 1944

 Notre Dame, 1944

Notre Dame, 1944

We hope you enjoy these amazing photos that show such history and beauty of Paris. If you loved these, be sure to check out some other great photos including: 


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