Shot by Russian-Swedish photographer Xenia Nikolskaya, the series highlights elegant mansions and homes that look right at home in Paris. These are leftover from the building boom that swept the nation between 1860 and 1940 under colonial rule.
These homes were vacated in the 1960s after a new regime enacted a disastrous rent-control policy. After the owners left, most of the lavish buildings fell into disrepair.
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