Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Historic Site!

Using Google Maps,  I was also curious to see if I could relocate the corner of rue du Temple and boulevard du Temple where Daguerre made his 1838 photograph "Boulevard du Temple".

Based on Nicholas Jenkin's excellent research:

Here is what I believe the location looks like today.  There should be a plaque marking the location of the first person recorded in a photograph, probably near where the carousel is now:

Google Street View

Monday, November 15, 2010