Labels : Guimard, Kiosque des Noctambules, Métro, Métro Louvre Palais Royal, Palais Royal, Paris architecture, Paris Subway Métro, subway
I have previously already talked about the Paris metro entrances and especially the ones designed by Hector Guimard. Most of them are there since about hundred years (the Paris metro was inaugurated in 1900).
Here is another, new and very different one, “Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre”. It was placed there in 2000 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Paris metro. It has got a name, “Kiosque des Noctambules” (Kiosk of the night-walkers), but I took my photos in daytime. There are actually two copulas, one for the night, one for the day, all made of murano glass and aluminium.
I like it a lot, but it has of course been criticized. … and you, what do you think?
You can find it just between the Louvre and the Palais Royal, another beautiful place. I will bring you there soon.
You can find the photos from this pachwork in my other blog, "Peter - photos".