A Walk in the Woods in 1900 | Paris France

Time travel back 120 years to Paris for a leisurely walk in the woods in the Bois de Boulogne circa 1900.
The Paris woodland and park was a fashionable promenade for Parisians of all classes during the belle epoch.

a walk in the woods in 1900

A walk in the woods in 1900 – Bois de Boulogne Paris France

This film is a window to the past to the pre industrial age of horse & carriages.
However we see In the opening frames, an early French automobile – a De Dion Bouton. It scoots past the Porte Dauphine entrance to the Bois de Boulogne, heralding in a noisier and more polluted future.

Watch the Film : A Walk in the Woods in 1900 Paris

A Walk in the Woods in 1900 – Paris – Bois de Boulogne

I had an earlier crack at enhancing this footage. It was fine and even featured on CNN. But I’ve learned a few new tricks since, especially in the deep AI colorization. It’s really tedious work, but can be rewarding too. Hopefully you’ll feel the result was work the hard work.

I feel you we can get a real immersive experience – a feeling of time travel.

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Porte Dauphine entrance to the Bois de Boulogne Paris in 1900

The fashions are still Victorian to some extent. The skirts still need hitching but the early presence of automobiles hinted at a fast change about to come round the corner.

A family relax in the Bois de Boulogne paris
Bois de Boulogne – Paris : circa 1900. AI enhanced film

AI Restoration Methods

  • Frame interpolation increased from original 12fps to 96fps and finally reduced to 60fps
  • Film was cleaned using DeNoise software.
  • Color was added using Deep Exemplar-based Video Colorization
  • A soundtrack was produced and added.
  • The project was AI upscaled from 360p to 4K

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