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Friday Eye Candy: A Mashup of New York and Paris of the 1920s
"What would Paris look like if you combined it with New York?" asks Feargus O'Sullivan.
Now you don't have to wonder, thanks to the "beautifully vintage alternate reality created by Paris architect and photographer Luis Fernandes and shared on his blog, Haussmanhattan."
O'Sullivan describes the Hausmanhattan effect:
In Haussmanhattan’s elegant visual creations, the Flatiron Building reappears on the prow of the Île de la Cité, the Woolworth Building pokes out from clouds next to the Eiffel Tower, while the neck of the Invalides’ dome is stretched into a cloud-scratchingly high cylinder towering over the city.
The article includes a generous sample of the images—that manage to evoke the romance of both cities while also producing an inescapable feeling of science fiction.