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Old October 16th, 2014, 12:07 PM   #481
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Fantastique! Btw, are you people aware there's this Wikipedia article?

Haussmann's renovation of Paris

Perhaps some of you could extend it a little (or create side-articles) with profound knowledge and real sources, you don't need to register.
A German language version of it has yet to be created.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 03:16 AM   #482
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Notre-Dame Cathedral before Haussmann


(N-D de Paris before its soooo XIXth century' spire...)

taken in 1857


taken in 1859


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Old November 5th, 2014, 01:43 PM   #483
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Île de la Cité Before Haussmann (Part I)


Rue de Constantine (IVth Arr.), 1865:
This street which faced the Palais de Justice new entrance built in the late XVIIIth century, no longer exists. During the Haussmann works, a major part of this street (which was quite recent back then since it had been opened less than 20 years before in the 1840s, that's why it looks "new" on this picture BTW) has been replaced between 1858 and 1866 by the new Hôtel-Dieu Hospital and the other part (see the "today" picture and the maps below) by a pedestrian esplanade known today as Rue de Lutèce.


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The same place today (Rue de Lutèce):

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Ile de la Cité, around 1850:

Grey: Before Haussmann.
Yellow: Today.

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Old November 5th, 2014, 01:45 PM   #484
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Île de la Cité Before Haussmann (Part II)


Palais de la Cité/Palais de Justice/Conciergerie & Pont au Change (Ist & IVth Arr.), around 1854:
As we can see on this pic (compared with the "today" one), the bridge (aka Pont au Change) hadn't been rebuilt yet in 1854, and the Conciergerie wasn't renovated and expanded either (especially the third circular tower we can see on that pic, which lacks a level/floor compared to nowadays).


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The same place today:

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Old November 5th, 2014, 02:09 PM   #485
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Île de la Cité Before Haussmann (Part III)


Medieval Île de la Cité (IVth Arr.), around 1864:
The whole neighborhood we can see on this picture is gone today. It has been demolished in 1866 in order to build the new Hôtel-Dieu Hospital and the new flowers Market. This vast demolition operation of the heart of the Cité by Haussmann was heavily controversial and discussed back then and still is today in some aspects. Oh and we can also notice that the Notre-Dame Cathedral renovations (with the addition of the spire) was completed in 1864.


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The same picture with a legend locating some gone streets and landmarks:

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Old November 14th, 2014, 03:54 PM   #486
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Interesting pictures. Where were the traditional working class areas located in the city? What was Paris' "East End?"
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Old November 14th, 2014, 07:39 PM   #487
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^This may not be accurate, but if you put the Paris map on a clock, the richer areas were (and still are) between 7 o'clock and 10 o'clock; the 10 to 11 and 4 to 7 intervals were transitional, and the 11 to 4 o'clock interval were what the French call the "popular" districts. Quite similar to British cities because the positioning of the city in respect to the Atlantic winds and their ability to protect from / expose to industrial smoke was fairly similar.
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The exact same works for Berlin. For the same reason. So it may be a north of Alps thing.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 02:35 PM   #489
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In another thread someone wrote that the Paris we know is due to Haussmann! Paris may be almost a "planned city" of the 19th century, it is due to a renewal that began during the second half of the 18th century (Pantheon, Place de la concorde, place Vendôme... then Rue de Rivoli, Arc de Triomphe, etc) and only culminated with Haussmann. In the 18th century, the word "gothic" was derogatory, practically synonym of "barbaric", while medieval buildings in poor condition were simply destroyed to make room for new buildings in Neoclassical style. Also, some people tend to qualify the Beaux-Arts and even the Art Nouveau buildings of being "Haussmannian". They are not. So let's keep in mind that the intervention of Haussmann, although spectacular, is not the sole cause making Paris less medieval.
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Old December 27th, 2014, 04:29 PM   #490
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The main square of Vanves (you may remember it from my previous posts) is very nice this time of year:


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Hope yo'all had a Merry Christmas!



Edit: and some black & white with snow:


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Old December 28th, 2014, 06:41 AM   #491
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Nice thread.
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Old February 25th, 2015, 08:42 PM   #492
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A Description of Paris in the 18th Century





"Walking, which in London is so pleasant and clean that ladies do it every day, is here a toil and a fatigue to a man and an impossibility to a well-dressed lady. Paris is an ineligible residence for persons who cannot afford to keep a coach, a convenience which is as dear as at London."

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Old May 1st, 2015, 10:37 PM   #493
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Hey, is this thread still active?
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A medieval street not mentioned :

Rue Dussoubs (2nd arrondissement) :

The street was knows as "Rue Gratte-Cul" in the 13th century because the quarter was outside the walls and was specialized in the prostitution (forbidden in theory in Paris since 1256).

The real name in the Middle Ages was "Rue des Deux Petites Portes" or "Rue Entre Deux Portes" because the street was between two gates of Philippe Auguste's surrounding wall.

In 1881, the street received the name of a revolutionary (Denis Dussoubs) who opposed the coup d'état of Napoleon III in 1851.




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Rue Tiquetonne (2nd arrondissement) :

Before 1868, the street was called "Rue du Petit-Lion-Saint-Sauveur".

"Rue Tiquetonne" came from the name of Rogier de Quiquetonne, a baker of the 14th century.

The street follows the line of the wall of Philip Augustus and joins the "Rue Saint-Denis" to the "Rue Montmartre".




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Old signage :


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Was pleasantly surprised to discover recently that Saint-Germain de Charonne is getting rennovated. Beneath the outdated grey layer of surface lies the gorgeous Parisian stone that is still as pleasant to see as it must have been at the beginning.


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Very insightful posts!!
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Bump about this fascinating city before Hausmann's destruction:

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Had the pleasure of discovering the work of Charles Meyron in a recent exhibition. He was a great graphic artist from the time of Romanticism and we owe him several fantastic (in all senses of the word) engravings of old Paris.

1854:

Hi-res here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...jpg?uselang=fr

1854:

Hi-res: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...jpg?uselang=fr

1850:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...jpg?uselang=fr

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Meryon
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