Bois de Boulogne Paris -c.1900 | Brought to life with AI

Time travel back 120 years for a Sunday stroll in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris circa 1900 to 1905.
It was a popular meeting place and promenade route for fashionable Parisians of all classes. Now through AI deep learning techniques, we can get a better glimpse of a forgotten era.

A Walk in the Bois de Boulogne Paris c.1900
Fashionable Parisians out for a stroll at Porte Dauphine entrance to the Bois de Boulogne Paris c.1900

A Walk in the Park c.1900 – Bois de Boulogne Paris

A glimpse of Paris in the 1900’s in the Bois de Boulogne park

The short AI restored sequence begins at the Porte Dauphine entrance to the woods. Blink and you’ll miss an early French automobile, possibly a De Dion Bouton. Horse drawn carriages were still the main transport, but the new automobile was quickly asserting its presence on the streets by the start of the 20th century. The ladies walking skirts are still long and are hoisted, so this film was probably made before 1905.

La Porte Dauphine - Paris 1902
La Porte Dauphine Paris 1900 1902
Fashionable ladies walking through the Parc de Bagatelle

The film was AI restored by GlamourDaze

AI Restoration:

  1. Cleaned noise artifacts
  2. Increased frame interpolation from 15 fps to 60 fps using Rife app.
  3. Increased resolution from 240p to 4000p.
  4. Applied color using Deoldify ( notebook available on Google Colab)
  5. Created ambient soundtrack.
Parc de Bagatelle Paris - Boulogne Park 1900's
A family relax in the woods of Boulogne in Paris – AI restored film 1900’s

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