Friday, January 30, 2009

Then and Now: Northeast corner of rue du Bac and boulevard St-Germain, Paris

c. 1910-2009

The intersection of rue du Bac and the boulevards St-Germain and Raspail was once home to a small square with a statue of Claude Chappe, inventor of the electric telegraph's predecessor, as its focal point. The statue was destroyed during by the Nazis during the Occupation and evidently never replaced. Rue du Bac also seems to have been widened.

Original Photo: "ND-3815 Rés." Collection Roger-Viollet. Parisienne de Photographie. 28 Jan. 2009.

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