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Panoramic photos of some Paris Metro stations

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 02, 2004

Panoramic photos of some Paris Metro stations.

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jkottkeApr 02, 2004 at 8:54PM

One of my favorite Metro stations is Concorde on the 12 line. Love all the letters on the tiles.

dowingbaApr 02, 2004 at 11:33PM

Those look almost identical to Montreal metro stations. Except that Garde de Lyon one. Wow that one looks fantastic.

RobertApr 03, 2004 at 12:31AM

I really enjoy these. A lot. Especially When I can view them fully without scrolling. Expansive and symmetrical, my kind of thing. The ghost images in some of them are rather nice too. Jason, are the letters arbitrary in the Concorde station? Just wondering. It is a nice look.

StephenApr 03, 2004 at 4:10AM

All that’s lacking is that distinctive Paris Metro smell…

AndrewApr 03, 2004 at 4:53AM

The Garde de Lyon station looks very similar to the new jubilee line stations such as waterloo and westminster on the London Underground.

ColinApr 03, 2004 at 8:56AM

The letters aren’t arbitrary in the Concorde station - it’s the text of the French constitution I believe.

Subzero BlueApr 05, 2004 at 4:36AM

This is a really cool idea and the pics are great.
Love it.

chrisApr 08, 2004 at 7:05AM

can anybody let me know where to find the full text if you spell out lal the letters on the concorde tiles in the concorde metro station.

chrisApr 08, 2004 at 7:06AM

colin, can you tell me where i can find this text?

samApr 08, 2004 at 11:07AM

Love the usability feature on the tunnel ends at Abbesses; it tells you which is the next station in each direction. (Of course, the newer stations don’t have it…)

L.Apr 11, 2004 at 8:01AM

Chris: apparently, it’s the French version of the declaration of human rights: i googled for a sentence i could read and came up with this: http://www.adminet.com/ddhc.txt - I really like the idea, and it looks fantastic.

L.Apr 11, 2004 at 8:03AM

I also particularly like the Louvre station, filled with sculptures and in the same style as the museum itself.

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