Bois du Boulogne, Paris, France, between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900, a photochrom by Detroit Publishing Co., via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
The park is the second largest in Paris. It opened in the 1850s — the first park in the western part of the city and an important part of Baron Haussmann’s vision for a greener, healthier Paris.
The plan of the Bois, developed by Jean-Charles Alphand, featured meandering paths and naturalistic hills, lawns, and lakes. It was the model for all the 19th century Paris parks to follow.
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Thanks for the travel through France in the last posts!
I have several more photochroms to post; they’re really beautiful.