This Is How Walking Around In Paris Would Have Looked Like 100 Years Ago
Walking around in Paris 100 years ago would have been a completely different experience than walking around in today’s Paris. No doubts about it. Forget the pollution, traffic and constant noise. Those are just the first things you’ll notice while walking down on this nostalgic road.
100 years ago, Paris (believe it or not!) was still one of the most visited cities in the world, but the types of tourists were a lot different. People used to have a lot more respect for local customs and they behaved accordingly. Today, Paris is a city of contrasts, where old meets new, and where almost nothing seems in place anymore.
These vintage photos were taken between 1907 and 1930. They were shot using the autochrome Lumière process, which was an early method of taking color photographs. Most of the pictures in this series were taken by Léon Gimpel, Stéphane Passet, Georges Chevalier, and Auguste Léon. However, many photos have an unknown author.