Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Showstopping Metro Station


Only in Paris would you find a Metro stop that's this colorful and fun! This is the Palais-Royal/Musée du Louvre station at Place Colette. Redesigned in 2000 by Jean-Michel Othoniel, he named it Kiosque des Noctambules ( kiosk of the night walkers). Consisting of brightly colored glass balls threaded on aluminum, it features two cupolas that represent day (red/yellow) and night (blues and purple). In the sunlight it is quite something to see!

Many thanks to Sharon at Bookish Blonde for sharing the LOVE YOUR BLOG Award with me.

12 comments:

Kcalpesh said...

Amazing shot! What lovely colors!

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amatamari© said...

Amazing and brilliant!
Gorgeous!

Shell Sherree said...

That's so pretty, V! Must be like a rainbow in the sun.

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

Hi

I presented you with an award. It may not be something you want to attach to your blog, but I wanted to show my appreciation, as I love your work.

Come pick it up from my blog. Well done.:)

Virginia said...

Sharon,
What a surprise and thank you so very much for the thoughtful award!

Daryl said...

Oh .. so very 'PeeWee Playhouse' (that's what ToonMan calls all the colorful happy things that attract this magpie!)

altadenahiker said...

Very imaginative shot! Looks like tree jewelry.

gabrielle said...

Pure whimsy! Brightened my morning. Thanks!
Congratulations on your well deserved award.

Starman said...

That has always been one of my most favorite métro entrances.

Starman said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Virginia said...

Starman, How on earth did you know that mine is tomorrow?? You clever guy! Actually the computer where I sign in a the museum wished me an early one as well. Merci, merci!!
V

Peter said...

This one is really nice and different! Surprised also that it reamins in good shape after a number of years, looks so fragile, but obviously is not!