Saturday, July 28, 2012

Métro Bastille

The retro look of the building makes a striking background
for the yellow Métro sign at Bastille.

Métro Bastille
Rue de Lyon
75012, Paris


Randy said...

I want that for my office!

Sylvia K said...

Great shot! I love the colors! You do find the fun and interesting and beautiful captures, Genie!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
Exactly as you say!! Isn't it wonderful?

orvokki said...

Very nice.
Have a happy weekend.

Pet said...

Paris never ends to be refreshing, even if this is London's week. I nearly cried - like 5 times - with the Olympics ceremony yesterday.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Ooops I would probably have looked for MacDonalds!! Have a great weekend. Diane

Birdman said...

I'll say. Kinda strange retro coloring too.

Virginia said...

I love the Metro signs, no matter what style they are!
Bon weekend,

Anonymous said...

Well, you certainly couldn't miss the Metro with a sign like this one. :)

Have a great weekend, Genie!

Alexa said...

I actually could miss the metro with this sign—because I'd be looking for a red one. I do love all the pops of color in this shot, Genie.

Bibi said...

Good one. Reminds me a bit of Mondrian paintings or whatever that couturier's name (in the Sixties) who made dresses based on Mondrian.

ds said...

That was one of my favorite things about Paris--that every sign for the Metro was so different!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh Diane, please say it is not so! I cringe every time I see a McDo in Paris - hah!

ds, I have a book on the Paris Metro and there is much discussion about all the different signs and styles.

Bibi, you are correct, and I was struggling to come up with a designer who mimicked this color-blocking.

Pet, I am with you... what a personal intimate feel of the opening ceremonies... just lovely.

Randy, you could probably find one in the flea markets of Paris.

Hope that you each have a wonderful weekend.


Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» has always been amazed at how well le Métro works, especially compared to BART here in the SF Bay Area...