Monday, February 4, 2013

Paris in Color from Early 1900s

These are rare full color photos of Paris taken between 1907-1930.  All pictures were shot in direct color using the Autochrome process developed by Lumiere brothers. Interesting thing is that anybody who visited Paris will easily recognize these landmarks.  They changed very little. However, the atmosphere and feel of the city is very different from Paris I know today.  I almost could imagine seeing young Coco Chanel walking streets of Paris and plethora of young artist and writers generously creating and discussing their masterpieces in little corner cafe. I enjoyed these photos a lot, hope you will too.

Courtesy of BuzzFeed

Les Invalides 

Grand Palais

Hotel DeVille

Notre Dame

Place des Vosges

Avenue Hoche


Rue de Rivoli

La Madeleine

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