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Paris Antique Photography

Paris is the capital city of France and city of lights. It is also said to be the city of lovers…the most romantic place on earth, and French is the language of love. With so much love around, you are bound to enjoy your stay here.

I found these extraordinary photos and descriptions on a great website that you will find at the end of this article. Enjoy !

The Trocadero

The hill of Chaillot (a former village), was initially composed for the 1867 World Fair. The former Palais du Trocadéro (as shown) once stood here, but was demolished in 1937.

Grand Entrance

The impressive grand entrance to Paris’ World Fair Exhibition, 1900.

Palais de Justice / Sainte-Chapelle

The French ‘hall of justice’. Marie Anoinette was imprisoned within the grounds of the Conciergerie before execution. The Holy Chapel (La Sainte-Chapelle) is a gothic construction in the heart of Paris, and it’s construction was completed in 1248. It has been a historic monument since 1862.

Pavilion of Bolivia

Pavilion of Bolivia, seen through the base of the Eiffel Tower, Paris Exposition, 1889

Eiffel Tower

Looking through Eiffel Tower to the Trocadero and Colonial Section, Paris Exposition Universelle 1900

Statue of Liberty

Head of Statue of Liberty on display in park in Paris, shortly before its destination to New York.

Grand Balloon

Henri Giffard (1825-1882) invented the hydrogen-filled, steam powered airship and the injector. In 1852 he made the first powered and controlled flight measuring some 27km over Paris. This photograph depicts the Grand Balloon by Henri Giffard, before ascent from Tuillerie Gardens, Paris.

Eiffel Tower and Globe

The Eiffel Tower stands 1063feet high, and is easily visible from nearly all areas of Paris. It was constructed in 1887, weighs 7300 tons and has around 1660 steps.

Gas Pavilion / Swedish chalet

Gas Pavilion and Swedish chalet at right, section of Eiffel Tower at left, Paris Exhibition 1900

The Pantheon

The Paris Pantheon stands in the Latin Quarter, built as a church to St. Genevive. It serves as a burial place to Voltaire, Emile Zola, Rosseau, Marat, Victor Hugo and others. Alexandre Dumas was recently exhumed in 2002, and laid to rest here.

St. Augustine Church

Saint Augustine himself is considered by some to be a saint, whilst others consider him a heretic because of the ‘filioque clause’.

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower stands 1063feet high, and is easily visible from nearly all areas of Paris. It was constructed in 1887, weighs 7300 tons and has around 1660 steps.

Trocadero, Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower stands 1063feet high, and is easily visible from nearly all areas of Paris. It was constructed in 1887, weighs 7300 tons and has around 1660 steps.

Passerelle de l’Alma

Passerelle de l’Alma on the Quay d’ Orsay, Paris Exhibition 1900

Colonial Palace

The Colonial Palace, Exposition Universelle 1900

Palace of Diverse Industries

Exhibits in the Palace of Diverse Industries, Sign above exhibits: “Maroquinerie–Gainerie.” Paris World Exhibition 1889.

Place de la Republique

Place de la Republique is a square created by Haussman in 1854. The statue was created by Dalou, and depits the history of the Republic.

Notre Dame and St. Michael Bridge

Notre Dame de Paris, is a famous Gothic Cathedral used by the Roman Catholics. Construction began in 1160, and the entire church completed around 1345. Many know Notre Dame through Victor Hugo’s novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, whose attention helped save the cathedral during a state of disrepair.

Photos and text : http://www.paris-in-photos.com There you can find more photos !

Alexandru

Alexandru is the co-owner of TopDesignMag. “If it looks easy, it's hard. If it looks hard, it's impossible. If it looks impossible, it's due tomorrow. At 8 A.M.”

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