Eugene Adget, who had started a carreer of photographer in 1890, spent a good deal of time during year 1925 strolling along the yet quite forlorn alleys of Parc de Sceaux, taking pictures.
This spring, eleven posters of his pictures are set on the very spot they represent, proposing a dreamy walk between past and present.
Adget took this picture of a vase standing along the allée de la Duchesse in April 1925 at 7 AM. In March 2009, there is no more vase around.
And the alley looks very different
from what it was in June 1925 at 6 AM.
This walk takes you in remote places of the garden, like this pool near pavillon de l’indépendance, which has’nt change that much.
and nearby you get to the lovely pavillon de l’Aurore
Pavillon de l’Aurore in may 1925 at 7 AM, by Eugene Adget
and March 2009, 5 PM
This walk takes you through wooden paths with daffodils
and down the imposing stairs towards the great pool and canals.
A good idea for a sunny afternonn.
Parc de Sceaux, parcours Eugène Adget (entrance on castle side) RER B station Parc de Sceaux. Open up to 7PM till the end of March, then up to 8 PM (usually up to sunset).