Perfect chairs for tanning, palm trees, and boats, one may think they have escaped the busy streets of Paris in the Luxembourg Gardens. Tucked in the middle of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, the Luxembourg Gardens is a place for leisure, movement and…

Eugène Atget is famous for providing one of the most thorough photo documentations of Paris in the city’s history. He managed to capture the streets and everyday life at the beginning of the twentieth century, and helped to document the ever-growing…

When comparing Eugene Atget's and Christopher Rauschenberg's photos of The Sacré-Coeur from Rue Norvins in the gorgeous Montmartre with our photo taken many years later, the rapid gentrification of this iconic street is striking. However, when…

46 rue des Archives is tucked on a quiet corner in the Marais neighborhood. The historically Jewish and LGBT district can now be likened to New York City’s SoHo, with hip retail and dining amidst residential spaces. The three images of the building…

The Rue Galande is a cobbled narrow street located on the left bank near the river Seine. Like the rest of Paris, it’s a street that has seen a number of changes since the 19th century – but unlike Paris, its frame – its brick and mortar – has…

The streets of Rue de Seine and Rue de l’Échaudé meet to form an intersection where Eugène Atget originally decided to take a photograph. Atget’s photograph featured the side of a building located on this intersection. Rauschenberg decided to retrace…

Set in the Marais, a historic Parisian district that reaches across the third and fourth arrondissements, Atget’s photo captures a small passage stretching from the Rue Saint Bon to the road behind. A short flight of stairs leads from the cobblestone…

The collective works of Eugène Atget are a rare gift to the world that show what Paris looked like in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Atget was the ultimate flâneur, which allowed him to take thousands of photographs of Paris ranging from shop windows…