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100 Years in Paris...

Has the city of lights gone through many changes in the last 100 years? Well, these gorgeous hand-colored lantern photos seem to hint otherwise. I just love it when cities maintain some of their classic charms of old.

 

Then: The Église Saint-Augustin, in the 8th arrondissement.
paris then and now
 
Now: Can't find those tracks made by trollies anymore...
paris then and now
 
Then: Overlooking the beautiful Seine next to Ile de la Cité
paris then and now
 
Now: Not a big difference, really.
paris then and now
 
Then: City Hall
paris then and now
 
Now: Pretty much the same
paris then and now
 
Then: Vendôme in the early 1900s.
paris then and now
 
Now: Paved, clean and still where the Ritz Paris is.
paris then and now
 
Then: The Parisian opera house
paris then and now
 
Now: Still a focus point for visitors
paris then and now
 
Then: Pont Neuf, pedestrians walking alongside carriages
paris then and now
 
Now: Cars and not carriages. An added classic the La Samaritaine that was added in 1933
paris then and now
 
Then: Les Bouquinistes, the book sellers selling their books along the banks of the Seine river.
paris then and now
 
Now: Still doing it.
paris then and now
 
Then: Buying flowers
paris then and now
 
Now: On some days of the week you can still buy flowers at the Marche aux Flerus - same place.
paris then and now
 
Then: This was pont St. Michel, with the steeples of St. Chapelle easily seen.
paris then and now
 
Now: Government buildings
paris then and now
 
Then: The bourse (stock exchange)
paris then and now
 
Now: After additions were made this became more of a conference and event center.
paris then and now
 
Then: Rue de Castiglione 
paris then and now
 
Now: Similar, but a definite change in fashion!
paris then and now
 
Then: L’église de la Madeleine
paris then and now
 
Now: Same, even the trees seem to remain.
paris then and now
 
Then: Rue de la Paix and its famous obelisk.
paris then and now
 
Now: Looks the same, plus huge traffic.
paris then and now

Submitted by user: Bonnie G.

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