Rephotographing Atget

If you love Paris, then this site may help to explain why. On a trip to the city in 1989, Christopher Rauschenberg found himself looking at a gate at Saint-Cloud which looked oddly familiar. Then he realised that he knew it from a celebrated photograph by Eugent Atget taken in 1924. This led him to a voyage of discovery — going to the locations that Atget had photographed between 1888 and 1927 and rephotographing them. The results are astounding, simply astounding. The Paris that Atget knew is still there — and astonishingly untouched by development. See for yourself.