Saturday, May 11, 2019

30 Photographs and Streetscapes of Paris, 1973

On The Left Chapter we have looked at vintage photography of some of the world's most famous cities before in posts like Warsaw 1972 - Vintage Streetscapes and Other Photos and 26 Incredibly Evocative Photos of 1956 Soviet Moscow.

Today we are journeying to the truly photogenic and romantic French capital Paris with some streetscapes and city scenes from 1973. Many of the locales featured need no introduction, from the Eiffel Tower to Sacre-Coeur to Notre Dame. Taken from a tourist guide to the city, the combination of day, twilight and night shots here help to bring it to life again in the memory of those who have been there or to reflect what it is like for those who have not.

We cannot actually travel to the Paris of the 1970s. Except, of course, through photos like these.

(Click on images to enlarge)

The Barges at the Pont Marie

Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint-Louis

Le Pont Neuf

The Booksellers of the Quai de la Tournelle

The Spire of Notre-Dame


The Left Bank and Notre-Dame

The Madeleine and the Rue Royale

The Basin of the Tuileries and the perspective towards
the Obelisk and the Arch of Triumph


The "Lapin-Agile" Cabaret at Montmartre

Both Above: The Place du Tertre

The Eiffel Tower seen from the Trocadero Gardens

La Mason de la Radio and the Pont de Grenelle

The Palais de Chaillot

The Towers of the Font de Seine

The Institute seen from the Foot-bridge of the Arts

Place de Furstenberg


The Cafes of Montparnasse

The 14th of July at Place du Petit-Pont

The Pantheon seen from the Place Edmond-Rostand

The Medici Fountain in the Luxembourg Garden

The Saint-Severin Church

Boulevard Saint-Michel

The Palais du Luxembourg

Place Vendome and the Rue de la Paix

Ile Saint-Louis


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