1. rcruzniemiec:

    Paris 1914 

    Beautiful color images of Paris, from a century ago, serve as a record of how much some things have changed while others have remained the same.

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  2. warwithinaframe:

Allied troops and journalists — including photographers Robert Capa (on the back of a Jeep with a camera in front of his face) and George Rodger (with camera, wearing a beret) who helped found the great Magnum collective — in the streets of Paris during the city’s liberation, August 1944.
Ralph Morse

    warwithinaframe:

    Allied troops and journalists — including photographers Robert Capa (on the back of a Jeep with a camera in front of his face) and George Rodger (with camera, wearing a beret) who helped found the great Magnum collective — in the streets of Paris during the city’s liberation, August 1944.

    Ralph Morse

  3. … Due to her political commitment, Taro had become an anti-fascist figure. On August 1, on what would have been her 27th birthday, the French Communist Party gave her a grand funeral in Paris, buried her at Père Lachaise Cemetery, and commissioned Alberto Giacometti to create a monument for her grave
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerda_Taro
10.03.2012 - 11:22. Happened on: Tuesday, 27. July 1937
Dear Comrades,
this grave of GERDA TARO, of our beloved ‘forever young’ sister, must be saved from obliviom, in 2037 will be destroyed beause the permit for the tomb was only purchased for one hundred years.
MOBILZED ALL TO SAVE from oblivion about the memory and a symbol of struggle for Freedom!
Organized yourselves , especially YOU, GERMAN COMRADES !
I embrace you all !
Max
(historian, from Italy)
And from November 2011 a video at the gravesite, with autumn leaves …
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ukeukeuke/6419014219/

    … Due to her political commitment, Taro had become an anti-fascist figure. On August 1, on what would have been her 27th birthday, the French Communist Party gave her a grand funeral in Paris, buried her at Père Lachaise Cemetery, and commissioned Alberto Giacometti to create a monument for her grave

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerda_Taro

    Dear Comrades,

    this grave of GERDA TARO, of our beloved ‘forever young’ sister, must be saved from obliviom, in 2037 will be destroyed beause the permit for the tomb was only purchased for one hundred years.

    MOBILZED ALL TO SAVE from oblivion about the memory and a symbol of struggle for Freedom!

    Organized yourselves , especially YOU, GERMAN COMRADES !

    I embrace you all !

    Max

    (historian, from Italy)

    And from November 2011 a video at the gravesite, with autumn leaves …

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ukeukeuke/6419014219/

  4. Gerda Taro
Paris
Robert Capa 1935-1936

    Gerda Taro

    Paris

    Robert Capa 1935-1936

  5. liquidnight:

Marcel Bovis
Vue d’ensemble
Paris, circa 1948
[From the Réunion des Musées Nationaux]

    liquidnight:

    Marcel Bovis

    Vue d’ensemble

    Paris, circa 1948

    [From the Réunion des Musées Nationaux]

  6. wonderfulambiguity:

Nicolas Yantchevsky, Paris, la nuit, 1953-1956

    wonderfulambiguity:

    Nicolas Yantchevsky, Paris, la nuit, 1953-1956

  7. ratak-monodosico:

Jean Mounicq. Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1961

    ratak-monodosico:

    Jean Mounicq. Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1961

  8. tsoptsalymsisiht:

Paris, passages et cours dans le Marais

    tsoptsalymsisiht:

    Paris, passages et cours dans le Marais

  9. spectralflesh:

Man Ray’s photograph of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein in their apartment at 27 Rue de Fleurus, Paris, in the early 1920s.

    spectralflesh:

    Man Ray’s photograph of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein in their apartment at 27 Rue de Fleurus, Paris, in the early 1920s.

  10. underpaidgenius:

The very choice to demolish Balzac speaks to the failure of earlier  demolitions to solve the problems here, officials concede. Original  plans did not call for Balzac to be torn down, but the drugs had become  unmanageable, said Vanessa Fiévet, the urban planner overseeing the  project.
The building is being demolished by crane and not dynamite, she added,  in part because the police balked at the notion of bringing high  explosives into the neighborhood. They feared they might be stolen.

    underpaidgenius:

    The very choice to demolish Balzac speaks to the failure of earlier demolitions to solve the problems here, officials concede. Original plans did not call for Balzac to be torn down, but the drugs had become unmanageable, said Vanessa Fiévet, the urban planner overseeing the project.

    The building is being demolished by crane and not dynamite, she added, in part because the police balked at the notion of bringing high explosives into the neighborhood. They feared they might be stolen.

  11. liquidnight:

Robert Doisneau
Duval, artist-cum-ragman, 5 rue Visconti, 1948
“In the early morning when everyone is still asleep, Maurice Duval is at work. He goes through the garbage cans on rue des Beaux-arts, not only to find sustenance but also materials for his art. In the afternoon, he paints on the banks of the Seine. Sometimes an art student stops in front of his work, amazed. When evening draws in, Maurice washes his oilcloth canvas in the river. It will be dry again by the next day and ready for reuse.”
From Paris

    liquidnight:

    Robert Doisneau

    Duval, artist-cum-ragman, 5 rue Visconti, 1948

    “In the early morning when everyone is still asleep, Maurice Duval is at work. He goes through the garbage cans on rue des Beaux-arts, not only to find sustenance but also materials for his art. In the afternoon, he paints on the banks of the Seine. Sometimes an art student stops in front of his work, amazed. When evening draws in, Maurice washes his oilcloth canvas in the river. It will be dry again by the next day and ready for reuse.”

    From Paris

  12. liquidnight:

André Kertész
Le chien concierge, 1926
[via arsvitaest]

    liquidnight:

    André Kertész

    Le chien concierge, 1926

    [via arsvitaest]

  13. liquidnight:

Édouard Golbin
Quartier du Marais, Juillet 1985
From Paris entre chats

    liquidnight:

    Édouard Golbin

    Quartier du Marais, Juillet 1985

    From Paris entre chats

  14. liquidnight:

Annick Gérardin
From Paris entre chats

    liquidnight:

    Annick Gérardin

    From Paris entre chats

  15. gregorybateson:

Life in red

    gregorybateson:

    Life in red