Continuing on the Paris theme, I thought I'd dig up this post from my old blog's archives. Yes, that's lazy, but I have an assessment on Monday so I'll do a better post after that.
These historic photos were taken between 1897 and 1927 in and around Paris. Atget captured the many different facets of Paris in the early 20th century and is now considered one of the most important photographers in the history of art.
I love the way these photos have a kind of eerie 'ghost town' look to them.. and I love the old posters plastered all over the walls! (Oh, and yes, the second photo is the Sacré Couer in construction!)
All photos from 'Eugène Atget's Paris' (Taschen) - I have the small paperback version, so it was a bit hard to scan!