November 15, 2007

Mid-month-theme: subway day

I was kindly invited to join a common “mid-month-theme” about subways (or underground, metro, tunnelbana…), previously shared between New York and Stockholm. This month’s subject is "the exterior of a metro (subway…) station by night".

One photo should be chosen to illustrate the subject. I had to fight with myself not to include a few more according to my habits. (As a compromise, you can find a few more photos on my photo blog.)

This one was taken a few days (nights) ago at the metro station Place de Clichy, one of the stations decorated by Hector Guimard around 1900.

You can find today’s posts and some others linked to the metro theme by using the below links.

30 comments:

Ming the Merciless said...

Welcome to the subway theme photo group. Sorry we had to impose on the ONE PHOTO rule. :-)

Maybe tomorrow you can post extra photos.

Per Stromsjo said...

Yes, sorry about that "one" limit... ;)

Good choice, Peter. Welcome to the theme and have a happy transatlantic subway day!

delphinium said...

Bonjour Peter, quand je vais à paris, il est vrai que je ne fais pas vraiment attention à la station de métro. Je devrais, il y a certainement des choses intéressantes à voir. Et comment se passe ces jours-ci l'utilisation des transports publics dans la ville de paris? ;-) pas trop de stress et d'énervement? Bonne journée et bises

hpy said...

Il parait qu'il y a des bouchons partout encore ce matin.
A part ce commentaire desagréable, j'aime beaucoup l'ambiance de ta photo. Bouche de métro, kiosque à journaux, colonne à pub(dont j'ai oublié le nom). Il ne manque que le bistrot.

Peter said...

ming:
Thanks for inviting me!

per:
Well, I cheated a bit. There are more photos on my other blog.

delphinium:
Déjà les entrées du métro valent le déplacement! Alors, c'est pour quand?

Peter said...

hpy:
Deux réponses:
"Morris".
Si tu fais le détour vers mon autre blog, tu peux voir quelques bistrots. La place est pleine de bistrots, comme tu le sais!

Olivier said...

j'aime bien cette photo et l'ambiance (l'atmosphère) qui en ressort.
Avant j'allais travailler sur Paris vers les 5h1/2 6h du matin, j'aimais cette atmosphère.

Peter said...

olivier:
"Il est 5 heures, Paris s'eveille..."!

Chuckeroon said...

As they say, Peter: "Within discipline we find the greatest freedom" (I've never quite worked that one out) but it has done well for you here. Good choice...so much "happening".

Annie said...

One wants light and noise and gaiety before descending underground, I think.

lyliane said...

Avec le jour qui tombe assez vite en ce moment tu ne dois pas trop te geler dehors la nuit pour prendre tes photos et elles sont nettes,je ne les réussies pas très bien les miennes, je n'ai pas encore essayé le petit pied.

oldmanlincoln said...

It is a nice photograph. I like it.

krystyna said...

Hi Peter!
Congratulations to be a member of
“mid-month-theme” about subways.
Your photos are always excellent!

Have a successful time!

isabella said...

A lot more ambiance than during the day ;-)

Off the topic, but touching on the transportation strike - my friends in Paris blame Sarkozy for all the ills, while French press reports his approval rating at 70%!
Whom should I believe?

MONA said...

It is really interesting to study them by contrast and comparison. I like the theme :)

Noushy Syah said...

Heyya Peter.

Wahhh,lovely! Excellent really.I'm not a good photographer...sadly, even with the use of Digital cam sometimes my captured turns out to be blurred!! Grrrr...

Thanks for d'link..and I'll keep coming here to go through your photos blog...

Have a gr8 day Peter!

Peter said...

chuckeroon:
I have attained an age when you should have learnt to be disciplined!

annie:
The noice is there also undergound and you are seldom alone. The gaiety? Maybe stay upstairs, you are right!

lyliane:
Les photos sant prises sans pied!

Peter said...

oldmanlincoln, krystyna:
Thanks!

isabella:
I believe the thruth is somewhere between. The majority is against the strike, maybe some 60%. Sarkozy's general popularity should be on some 55% level.

Peter F said...

Your photo makes me want to go to Paris immediately - or maybe I'll wait for the striking season to end first.

Happy subway day!

Peter said...

mona:
Yes, all cities are not alike - fortunately! Thanks for your comments "everywhere" today!!

noushy syah:
Well, I think that in my case, the camera makes it all; everything always on automatic!
Thanks - I will be a frequent visitor also on your interesting blog (although I may be a bit, not completely, absent the next coming weeks)!

peter f:
Yes, maybe better wait a few days (how many?)

Cuckoo said...

Have you seen the movie subway ?? A great film. I am in love with subways since I watched that... much before I visited Paris.

And I am back !

Peter said...

cuckoo:
Yes, I loved that film (Luc Besson, Isabelle Adjani...). Must be already some 20 years old. (Of course you must have seen it later.)

catherine said...

j'ai des souvenirs très fort, très "parigot" (amuse toi à traduire ce mot Peter...) de la Place Clichy avec ses brasseries : j'avais l'impression de sentir la mer en passant à côté des plateaux de fuits de mer. Et l'académie de billard, elle est toujours là ? les pharmacies ouvertes toute la nuit, la librairie coincée entre deux cinémas pornos...

Peter said...

catherine:
"Parigot", you want a translation. I have not been able to find the origin of the word, but it's of course slang ("argot") for a Parisian, not always meant as a compliment!
Les fruits de mer sont toujours là ainsi que l'académie de billard - un peu plus loin. Pour les cinémas pornos, je pense aussi qu'il faut aller un tout petit plus loin. ... et tu as aussi le cinéma Pathé avec je ne sais pas combien des salles...etc. etc...

Tietie007 said...

Hector Guimard or Cyril Guimard ?

Peter said...

tietie007:
hahahah!

Cergie said...

Dans le film "Le vieil homme et l'enfant" de Claude Berry avec Michel Simon,(un film culte, un chef d'oeuvre) les enfants du village où le petit garçon est refugié pendant la guerre se moque de lui en entonnant :
"Parigot tête de veau...
Parisien tête de chien..."
Il faut donc que tu trouves une rime...

Une seule photo c'est pas mal, et tu as beaucoup de symboles dessus : le kiosque à journeaux, l'entrée du métro avec le panneau derrière et les reverbéres... allumés.
"Ca ! C'est Paris !"

Kate said...

It's a great night shot to show the activity. And, I'm glad that you were able to discipline yourself to one photo--nice job!!

Peter said...

cergie:
Tu es jalouse de n'être pas une vraie parigotte? Ce n'est pas l'inverse? Parisien, tête de veau... Tu n'aimes pas la tête de veau?

Je suis d'accord; "Le veil homme..." est un bon film!

annie:
It was not easy to limit to one photo (and I cheated with my photo blog)!

Ash said...

Lovely images....very interesting!