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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Paris 100 Years Ago


I have two old photographs of Paris from about a hundred years ago, which have been colored. Old photos and paintings that show how something really was, are so interesting.  I love to see if my imagination has done a place or activity proper justice.

This top photo reminds me of the movie, Les Miserables.  Have you seen it yet?  If you aren't familiar with the story, suffice it to say, the title is very appropriate.  But some of the scenes (which took place prior to the photo), might give you the idea of this one.

This bottom photo makes me smile more.  I think of Toulouse Lautrec and his paintings.  Although the photos were taken a bit past his time, it still resonates on the slightly edgy respectability of its day.

Photos are from Musee Albert-Kahn.  See you tomorrow!