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PSPaul_02 | by Pete Sieger
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Site of 1899 Eugene Atget Photograph

Passage Saint-Paul

Paris, France

Then & Now Comparison

Left: 1899, Atget; Right: 2007, Sieger


I shot the image on the right under an umbrella (held by my wife, Kathi) in a light drizzle at about 8:40 PM on Tuesday, August, 14, 2007. The light was terrific, fading quickly. This has got to be one of my favorite locations. A wonderfully intimate urban space, it bears a very strong resemblance to its condition at the turn of the century -- i.e. it has not been lost to "improvement".

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Taken on February 9, 2008