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Haussmann this, Haussmann that… If you want to see what Paris looked like before 1850, when Napoleon III and his famous prefect replaced 120,000 squalid flats with 320,000 spanking new apartments, and installed 200 kilometres of new roads, plus pavements and urban furniture including water fountains and street lights, 600,000 trees, 600 kilometres of new sewers…. This exhibition, opening tomorrow, compares photos dating from 1858-1878 and taken by Charles Marville, commissioned by Napoleon III to record the changes, with images of the same place taken today.  The images come from a new book published by Les Editions du Mécène, PARIS, Avant/Après – 19e siècle et 21e siècle.
Until 24 Feb.
Académie d’Architecture, 9, place des Vosges, 4th.

Paris-Avant-ApresRue Réaumur c. 1860  © Éd. du Mécène


Rue Réaumur, 2010

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  • Yan

    OMG! – Big ups toRue Reaumur thats my street!

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