I really don’t make enough use of my close proximity to Paris. It seems that as each year in London flies by, the only time the French capital seems to cross my mind as a destination is when Fashion Week calls for it.
These photos are a guilt trip enough. Though the first commercially successful colour process – the Lumière Autochrome, invented by the French Lumière brothers – only reached the market in 1907, this small collection of colour photographs taken around Paris in 1914 are remarkable. Featuring the Moulin Rouge and the brink of the bohemian revolution, they incite something of a retrospective wanderlust.