Stunning Photo Overlays Of Paris

This amazing collection of old war-time photographs of Paris shows just how much one of the world’s most iconic cities has changed over the course of the past century. Showing Paris in the 1940s against a backdrop of how the same places look today, the collection was put together by French photographer Julien Knez to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the city’s liberation from Nazi control in August 1944.

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The Eiffel Tower in 1940. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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President Charles de Gaulle on the Champ Elysees, with the Arc de Triomphe in the background. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Place de la Concorde in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Paris opera house in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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A tank at Notre Dame Cathedral in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Place de la Concorde in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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A burning car in Place Saint-Michel in Paris in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Surrendering soldiers in the Rue de Castiglione. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Paris opera house in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Notre Dame Cathedral in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Rue du Mail in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Rue de Rivoli in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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A couple embrace in the Tuileries Garden, Paris, in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Pulling up the road in Place Saint-Michel, Paris. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Building on the Champs Elysees in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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President de Gaulle at the Hôtel de Ville. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Notre Dame Cathedral in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Children pose for the camera on Avenue Mozart, Paris, in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Place de la Concorde in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Soldiers outside the Louvre museum in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Soldiers outside the Hotel De Ville in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)
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Place de la Republique in the 1940s. (Julien Knez/Caters News Agency)

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