peter sramek

This view looking across Avenue des Gobelins is remarkably modern looking despite being more or less the same configuration. Like many streets in Paris, the street opposite has changed its name - this one from Rue de Gentilly to Rue Abel-Hovelacque. The contemporary architecture on the left mimics the Haussmann-style shape on the right but with decidedly more angular features.

Rue des Halles, taken from Rue Déchargeurs. The crowded and busy district of Les Halles has been renovated a number of times - in Marville’s time as well as in the 1970s. The underground roads now link in multiple directions underneath the pedestrian zones. Rue des Halles has become very different from what it was and the traffic just zips by on its way to the Seine bridges.