TIMBER TIMBRE — Grand Canyon
Rue Réaumur, IIIe Arr.
“On the left of the first pic we can see a small part of the largest and sadly famous “Cour des miracles” of Paris (dirty and scary slum districts known for their very high crime rate in the pre-Haussmann Paris). It’s this one which is described in Victor Hugo’s “Notre-Dame de Paris.’”
Charles Marville, Arts et Métiers (Ancien Modèle), 1864
"Along with the wholesale redrawing of the map of Paris, Baron Haussmann transformed the urban experience by commissioning and installing tens of thousands of pieces of street furniture-kiosks, Morris columns, pissoirs, garden gates, and, above all, street lamps. By the time Haussmann stepped down as Napoleon III’s master urban planner in 1870, twenty thousand gas lamps had transformed Paris from a place where residents dared go out at night only if accompanied by armed men carrying lanterns into the City of Light. In this photograph from Marville’s final suite of pictures, the flux of humanity flows past in a blur as Gabriel Davioud’s street lights line the Boulevard de Sebastopol like proud sentinels of the modern city."
Charles Marville, [Rue de Constantine], 1865
"Trained as a painter and an illustrator, Marville began photographing in 1851, and in 1862 he was named "photographer of the city of Paris." In the service of Napoleon III, he photographed Baron Haussmann’s vast program of demolition and construction in Paris. Although he also photographed the modern city that replaced old Paris, he is best known for his documents of the picturesque and insalubrious districts slated for destruction. Marville’s photograph of the rue de Constantine shows an expectant moment prior to demolition on the Île de la Cité."
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