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Julien Knez brings the past to the future by placing photos of Paris from the 19th and 20th centuries against their modern-day counterparts to reflect on how much the city has changed, yet still remains familiar. 

Jardin du Luxembourg, 1895

The Moulin Rouge, 1900

Riverside booksellers, Quai de Conti, 1900

Arc de Triomphe, 1909

“Odéon” Station. Passengers traveled by boat when the metro tracks were flooded in January 1910.

River Seine, Notre-Dame, 1930

Le Printemps, Boulevard Haussmann, 1930

Adolf Hitler standing at the the Place de l’Opéra on June 23, 1940, the day after Germany established occupation of France.

Two friends celebrating the liberation of Paris at Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, in August 1944.

Notre-Dame, 1944

h/t: My Modern Met

Source: Julien Knez Twitter

Gift ideas for the signs

Aries: band t-shirts, sparklers, skateboard

Taurus: vintage radio, scented candles, exotic chocolate box

Gemini: retro glasses, a signed copy of their favourite book, scrabble initial ring

Cancer: nostalgic photo collage, flower crowns, theatre tickets

Leo: designer perfume, champagne, silk lingerie

Virgo: typewriter, coffee travel mug, flapper dress

Libra: french vintage posters, macaroons, charm bracelet

Scorpio: leather jacket, doc martens, chokers

Sagittarius: wreck this journal, festival tickets, dream-catcher

Capricorn: pocket watch, leather bound diary, vintage telescope

Aquarius: lava lamp, vinyl player, hip flask

Pisces: polaroid camera, personalised mix-tape, water colour paints

È una cosa che dicono tutti:
Non puoi andare avanti se sei bloccato nel passato. Abbandonare il passato è facile, è andare avanti che è doloroso. Così qualche volta lottiamo per mantenere le cose come stanno, però le cose non possono restare come sono. A un certo punto devi abbandonare tutto, andare avanti, perché per quanto sia doloroso, è l'unico modo per crescere.
—  Grey’s Anatomy, 8x20