Saturday, September 5, 2009

Riding the Metro...


We rode the metro to Montmartre. If you choose to take the many stairs to the top instead of using the elevator, you will be rewarded by seeing all these amazing paintings on the way up!















This style reminds me a lot of the Pergola in Seattle. The pergola was apparently a cable car stop. I wonder if they were made around the same time period?

6 comments:

Tash said...

What color, what scenery. Another terrific set of photos, Maya!
These were not there 20 years ago - I'm sure I would have noticed them.

Maya said...

Tash: Maybe they weren't. I do know most people miss them because they take the elevator instead. It's a shame!

Linda Reeder said...

We took the cable car. I had no idea about these murals!

Maya said...

Linda: The cable car is probably more fun since you get to see Paris going by.

Peter said...

To see the paintings, you must use the Abbesses station. The metro entrance (which actually was brought here from the Palais Royal station) dates from around 1900, designed by Hector Guimard.

Maya said...

Peter: Thanks for the info. My memory is hazy. Must have been all that walking!