How’s this for a busy image?!! Because of the washed out sky, I decided on this point of view…but as you can see, it ends up rather cluttered unfortunately. I figured I’d at least make the most of it by including the adjacent kiosk and Paris map stand to link the two subjects together.
Although its official location/stop is Palais Royal, I prefer to call this “Mardi Gras Metro.” It may not have the same kind of surrounding festive atmosphere where women are flashing for cheap beads and thrills, but it sure has the same look as those bejeweled necklaces that are so drunkenly sought after. Once you descend down those steps and out of public street view, all bets are off though! Only kidding of course…or am I?? :)
I didn’t even realize this decorative metro stop existed until I saw it in passing while on a bus, from which I promptly hopped off to take a picture. Let it be known though, I did actually wait for the bus to arrive at its destination before doing so…I’m not THAT motivated! lol
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend everybody.
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COSTANTINO (56791) 2014-02-07 22:26
Good morning dear friend
I red your notes and your efforts while
taking this scenery by including the
adjiacent kiosk and Paris map stand
to link the two subjects togther
clever and original version
nice pov with interesting details
have a nice weekend
ikeharel (58895) 2014-02-08 0:32
The kiosk on right and the entrance to the metro, in colorful arrey mingle well onto the environment, Jason.
The decorations gave a nice vivid extra tones to an underground pass, which normally are grey or even black.
People around added extra motion to the whole.
Lovely taken , well spotted.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
carlo62 (34448) 2014-02-08 0:54
questo è sicuramente uno degli ingressi della metro più fotografati, mi piace come hai composto l'immagine, con il signore che cammina e i tipici strumenti da turista a destra.
Mi hai fatto venire nostalgia di Parigi.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-08 3:42
Ahh! The magic of the Paris Metro eh? Wish they would brighten up some of the London Underground like this. A shot full of Gallic charm and definitely one worth jumping (?) off the bus for. Like your Mardi Gras analogy here and your hint of drunken goings on underground - imagination running riot at this end too now. Wonderfully original shot and one that put a smile on my face this stormy morning. Always up for flashing, cheap beads and thrills me ;-).
Enjoy your weekend bad boy! - B.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-08 4:03
wow, that is a one very busy picture indeed but somehow I find it interesting and I decided that the whole charm lies exactly in this overwhelming mosaic of details. I like how the colorful and full of elements foreground has been placed against more traditional looking buildings which mute slightly the whole composition.
Definitely well spotted and nicely presented
Enjoy your weekend
marabu61 (8693) 2014-02-08 5:41
I even didn't know that this kind of Metro station existed in Paris, I suppose it must be some kind of art installation. It may look clustered but it still makes for a great and somewhat different subject for Paris. To include the Paris maps was undoubtedly a great idea, it puts the scene in context with the city.
have a great weekend
Sergiom (61982) 2014-02-08 5:58
Effectivement, il y a beaucoup d'informations dans cette photo. On dirait bien que nous nous trouvons dans un endroit très touristique si on se fie aux nombreuses cartes de Paris disponibles.Cette entrée de station de métro est très originale quoique surchargée.
Noel_Byrne (25262) 2014-02-08 6:39
I came for the women putting out for cheap beads, and I stayed for the frankly weird looking metro station! I know Paris is known for its funky designs on these entrances, and I have seen the art nouveau ones, I'm sure everyone has, but this is a new one to my eyes. So what we call this style? Futuristic bubble building? New age bead? Weird and wonderful place.
I'm glad you hopped off the bus to catch this, its a cool little place, and now I am happy that I will recognize this if I ever see it again. Nicely done!
Cheers from the rock.
siudzi (34047) 2014-02-08 10:40
This is probably the coolest modern metro entrance in Paris. During night it looks absolutely amazing with its all colorful lights and decorations around. Like your capture a lot! Classy view well managed and executed. TFS!
ourania (32789) 2014-02-08 13:01
it's interesting to see what you made of the sight that enticed you to hop off the bus in order to inspect it closely. You found a discreet vantage point and created a neat and classic composition in which all of the abundant details hold a good place and attract our attention. I like very much the clarity and the sense of space around this fascinating metro entrance. There's a fine, quiet atmosphere and every item or colour looks as if meant to be there. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
nikkitta (14992) 2014-02-08 14:05
Jason, mon ami
It must happend one day or another, I have the same post of the metro station, taken from the other side with a bench and a couple, I knew about it and went specially searching it
Would have been funny to discover one of us at the other side
Buen fin de semana !
Marie du Sud
Gigidusud (16525) 2014-02-08 14:10
Une bonne idée de cadrage qui inclus le kiosque et l'architecture en arrière plan. Très originale cette station de métro, tu as bien fait de sauter du bus! :)
Bon dimanche mon ami.
krzychu30 (15498) 2014-02-09 0:33
I must say,this tight frame works very good with the photographed subject!
Haha and the "Mardi Gras Metro" looks also well...intriguing and like a good place for adventurous people:)
I´m really impressed how great and tasteful you´ve photographed Paris.
Looks like a place where you feel like home!
Beautiful and very atmospheric composition!
Wish You a nice sunday
jhm (140619) 2014-02-09 1:54
What a decorative entrance of the metro.
Really a nice picture with the nice colourfully pearls.
Composition and presentation make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Didi (57492) 2014-02-09 10:16
Very original metro station
I did not see it yet
Very interesting subject
PaulVDV (23019) 2014-02-09 15:12
That must be the entrance for aliens.
Never seen this on a picture before. Maybe it was a temporary decoration for any occasion.
Excellently composed. Very good clarity and sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
fabbs99 (16739) 2014-02-09 23:41
Amazing shot of the metro station and decorations in Paris.I love the nice colors and lightings.Very well done,TFS.
emka (80866) 2014-02-12 23:10
It is very busy image, and what a funny decoration. I would do the same as you, I would hope off the bus to make a photo. I wonder if it is all the time like this or just temporary.
Warm regrads MAlgo
mcmtanyel (14229) 2014-02-13 21:47
Yes, busy, but very elegant. The subway entrance looks more like a royal bed. Very well spotted!
jemaflor (86054) 2014-02-15 7:51
Nice metro station with these decoration, I know this place in Paris, good idea for a post on TE, original and well fremed.
worldcitizen (7123) 2014-02-15 9:52
It's time for me to sit down and critique a few of your recent Paris photos. You've got a lot of good ones in there. Now THIS is an entrance. :-) I like the over-the-top design, with all of the jewels and silver bubbles. Metro/subway entrances should have a bit of flavor to them. It makes the commute just a bit more interesting. Even though this view is busy, it still works well. You can buy your map, and then use it when you hop on the metro to go sightseeing. :-)
adores (38184) 2014-03-06 6:12
We have some beautiful metro stations in Portugal, but this entrance is really an eyecatching artwork. Well captured with nice details. I like the postcards on the right!