Friday, January 16, 2009

Then and Now: Rue de Fleurus towards Rue d'Assas, Paris


La Rue de Fleurus runs out of the western edge of the Jardin du Luxembourg and is home in part to the Alliance Française and the many students that attend its courses. It's hard to picture the quiet street today as having at one point been the front line of one of mankind's most brutal wars. Equally stunning is the fact that all of the buildings in the photo survived the events pictured.

Original Photo: "ND-166013." 1944. Collection Roger-Viollet. Parisienne de Photographie. 13 Jan. 2009.

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