Parisian metro entrances

I love the way that in Paris the everyday can be beautiful. Things that we take forgranted can become a pleasure to look at if we just take the time to notice them. Metro entrances are a great example. The iconic green art nouveau ones were designed at the beginning of the 20th century by Hector Guimard, and have become synonymous with the city of Paris just like the Wallace fountains. Apparently when they were inaugurated the Parisians were afraid to go down into the metro, thinking that the orange lights looked like 2 huge eyes leading you down into a monstrous dark mouth. But apart from these very famous ones, look around you at all the other styles in the city. They have evolved over the years, and still continue to do so. I like to take pictures of them whenever I see a nice one, below a few that I particularly like, but there are many, many more!

 

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