Well... normally I don’t post on Sundays but today is the 15th of the month, meaning that it’s time for the mid-month theme “subways” which I share with bloggers from New York, Stockholm, Budapest ... and now also from London. Mo (you can see her portrait here), with a blog called “Fresh Eyes on London” kindly offered to join the team.
You can find today’s and some related posts by using the following links:
New York City Daily Blog – Stockholm by pixels – Budapest by Andrea Gerak – Fresh Eyes on London – Peter’s Paris.
(You can also find some other related older posts on my previous blog via this link: PHO.)
This is a quite different Paris métro station, “Arts et Métiers”. It was designed by the Belgian illustrator François Schuiten in 1994 to mark the bicentury of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts) and its museum which are served by this station. It‘s intended to remind about Jules Verne, completely covered by copper – including the dust-bins. Through a number of port-holes you can see models of different technical inventions, which you can study in full size in the museum just above the station (which I will revert on soon).
Please note that “Arts et Métiers” is served by two lines, no. 3 and no. 11. To see this decoration you must use line 11 (Châtelet-Mairie des Lilas), which was created quite late – in 1935 – partly in order to replace a cable-car service (like in San Francisco) between Place de la République and the hills of Belleville.
My friends know that I have problems to come up with these subway posts. The last two months I have got help from Virginia and Karen. This time (when for once I had something to show) Cergie kindly sent me a very nice photo (see below) from the station “Porte de Vincennes”, being under work (somehow brought back to its original design). In the meantime some old posters appeared. Although I already had something I thought I should also bring this one to you... and remind you that today is Cergie’s birthday! (I actually made a post with a similar subject concerning my “own” metro station, “Brochant”, a couple of months ago.) Happy Birthday Cergie!