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Trip Report The Albert Kahn gardens in Boulogne

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Actually, gardening fanatics have probably already heard of this place, but most people haven't a clue about it. Albert Kahn was a banker, philanthropist and world traveler and he created a magnificent garden to represent different areas of the world. The 1929 stock crash wiped him out, his creditors got everything, and then the Nazis took everything they wanted as "Jewish spoils" -- and then the Soviet Union grabbed all of that stuff after the war.

What remained was the garden (that couldn't be taken, except by the French government) and also the largest collection of "autochromes" in the world (autochromes are color photographs from 100 years ago) -- 72,000 of them.

You can visit it for 3€ at the end of metro line 10. Here is the report that I made: http://tinyurl.com/9tyog9p

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