The 50s … A carefree era with full employment and progress! The peak of a consumer and leisure society where the purchasing power allowed each household to buy a TV, a refrigerator, or… a car !
A time when Paris had been turned into a giant open-airparking. Cars, everywhere, all the time, covered the most emblematic places of the capital.
As we can see, not everything was better before …
Quai de Conti, 1960
Canal Saint-Martin, 1953
Gare d’Orsay, 1970
A railway that is today a museum.
Hôtel de Ville, 1960
Place de la Concorde, 1957
Place de la Concorde, 1958
Le Louvre, 1958
Notre-Dame de Paris, 1960
Plateau Beaubourg, 1970
Île de la Cité, 1962
Nowadays Rue de Lutèce, a pedestrian street.
Palais Royal, 1980
Here are today the Colonnes Buren.