Brilliant blending of photos of Paris from 1914 & 2013

This one is hard to explain. So I took a quick video to show you, then I highly recommend you go over to the Web site and check it out for yourself. In a nutshell, the Web site Rue 89 took old iconic photos of Paris, and using the Web, blended them with modern photos of the same location.

Again, you need to check out the video, and then the site, to fully appreciate it.

Oh, and let me just say, Paris in the early 1900s looks like a painting of Paris in the early 1900s.  Those colors.  I always imagined some of the old paintings were somewhat glorified, for lack of a better word – embellished.  I honestly didn’t realize that those colors were real.  Must have been stunning.  Kind of sad to see the modern photos, for me at least.

This would be a neat idea for someone to replicate in really any city of the word, but NYC, Chicago and other iconic cities would be especially interesting. What would really be neat would be to get famous old photos from each place and THEN redo the images of today. Might be an issue with copyright, using the old photos. But it would be a neat project.

Excuse the first 7 seconds of the video, I was hunting for my mouse :)


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