Saturday, January 27, 2007

Art Nouveau metro stations

There is no shortage of information and photos of these remnants from 1900 in the city.


Designed by Hector Guimard, there are 88 of them left in Paris.

These three views are of the metro station "St Michel" on the #4 line, at the corner of Blvd St Michel and the Quai de Montebello, across the street from the Seine. You can see one of the roof features of Hotel de Ville (City Hall) in the top photo, across the Seine. This nice site shows photos of all of them in Paris.

32 comments:

Rauf said...

Its feels nice to be in love with a city. France and Germany adopted different approach in reconstruction after the 2nd world war. French are very sensitive and took great pains to restore their buildings with old look, where as Germans went for new looks

thank you so much Ruth for bringing us the details.

Leaving for Kerala in another ten minutes for Theyyam festival. Taking an early morning train.

Sally said...

Ruth, I just caught up with your comments on my Istanbul Blog (posted a new one today; sigh - I wish I had more time to attend to it, but, you know, work, family, other passions, blah blah blah)

Speaking of other passions - Paris. Now there's one we share. And this - errrr - last - year I discovered Barcelona. They say those who love Paris end up loving Barca (wheh they tear themselves away from Paris long enough to get there). Hmmm. It was sensational, but usurp or even equal Paris (or Istanbul) in my affections? Yet to be decided. Unfortunately I don't think 2007 will see me there.

I could be very happy doing an annual circuit between Sydney (home), Istanbul, Paris, Barca and New York. With occasional stopovers in Italy (really need to get back to Sicily) and ... and... and...!!!

Ginnie said...

Nice memories again, dear Ruth! I'm so glad that you're not giving up on this site because I love your spin with every post!

I just read what Sally said and must say that Barcelona is a FABULOUS city. We'll see it again in October because it's our starting/ending point for our Mediterranean cruise. I can hardly wait to go back to see it!

Ruth said...

Rauf, Happy Travels!

Sally, I need to see Barcelona, there's no doubt.

Ginnie, lucky you!

Sally said...

Hi again Rith
I found this blog just by clicking on your profile.
I will see about email thingie when i get time (have to dash now).
Hey, we lived in Kazasker (Kozyatagi) too - then Yeni Uluus (near Etiler).
Will have some pics of kadikoy and Kazasker when i get a chance to organise it all...in the meantime here's my alter ego, and you can read all about it here!
http://www.ballofdirt.com/members/2045.html

"Angeldust" said...

Very similar to those in BUenos Aires, where I was born - Lovely!

Ruth said...

Sally, I'm just blown away that we both lived in Kazasker!!! So crazy!

Angledust, so you were born in Buenos Aires. They have these art nouveau features too??

david santos said...

Belle photo. Félicitations

Ruth said...

Bonjour et merci, David!

lorenzothellama said...

Wonderful photos. I recognized them immediately. We were in Paris at the beginning of May. We went through the Channel Tunnel this time.
Paris is fabulous.
Lorenzo.

Ruth said...

Lorenzo, yes, Paris is fabulous. I'd love to take the Chunnel sometime. Glad you visited!

Ingrid said...

Sorry about the late timing of this, but we recently visited the Toledo Museum of Art and one of these Metro Station entrances is in their sculpture garden! A photo of it is on this page:

http://www.toledomuseum.org/Collection_SculptureGarden.htm

Ruth said...

Ingrid, I looked at the site, that's interesting! I've heard about that museum, a friend wants to take me there. You're so good at telling me the local things to see.

ROGERSBIZ said...

NICE BLOG.

DrowseyMonkey said...

Another blog of yours that I'm discovering and enjoying!

Ruth said...

Rogersbiz, thank you for your visit.

Drowsey Monkey, this was fun, but I need more visits to Paris, haven't been since May 2006. Thanks for visiting.

Juhi said...

Paris s beautiful. Your pictures remind of my vacation there in 2006!

Ruth said...

Thank you, Juhi! Paris is so great.

www.photo-effe.com said...

les merveilles de Paris que le touriste ne voit pas!
merci

Ruth said...

Merci, photo-effe!

Catherine said...

You have a beautiful site!! Stunning photo's!! Such beautiful shot's...WOW!! A beautiful place indeed!
Cat

Ruth said...

Thank you very much, Cat.

Anet said...

This is my dream trip! Beautiful, just Beautiful!

Swubird said...

Ruth:

Great shots of the streets of Paris. I was there way back in 1962 while I was in the military. I fell in love with the place. Everything was so different and exciting. I remember buying my girlfriend a little tiny bottle of perfume. It nearly cost me an arm and a leg, but she loved it.

HAve a very nice day.

Ruth said...

Ah, thanks for your visit to my very old and still blog, Swubird! Wow, back in 1962? It must have been different then, but maybe not all that different. Yes, VERY expensive it is.

Yacek said...

Intéressants ville.

Still said...

Hello Ruth. I have had a great pleasure to dicover your images from Paris. i will com back to see your archives .

Ruth said...

Bonjour, Still! Accueillir à mon blog!

jiva said...

Ruth, don't ever remove this blog! I read it all the time. I was in Paris in 1971, and never forgot what a gorgeous city it is. Your blog brings me so much pleasure. Thanks to you.

It's all in the text said...

Paris conjures up feelings that are simply inexplicable!

My living there for a year sparked a love hate relationship.

You can read about it at www.petitenicole.blogspot.com

Beautiful pictures I was never able to capture whilst living there as I lost my camera en route!

Ruth said...

Ok, Jiva, for you I'll keep it here.

Ruth said...

Petitnicole, I enjoyed your writing very much. Thank you for sharing.