December 11, 2014

A Métro Station Time Capsule

Métro Marcadet-Poissonniers

The Marcadet-Poissonniers Métro station on line 12 is currently undergoing some serious renovation. Walls have been taken down, revealing the original tiles, cool vintage ads, old métro maps and peeling signs.

It's like walking through a time capsule.

Marcadet Poissoniers Métro

Marcadet Poissoniers Métro

I took some photos a couple of weeks ago and returned on Tuesday to take some more, but in that short amount of time the most vivid, intact signs and ads, like these old Savora and Schneider publicités, had already disappeared, either torn down by workers or possibly by vandals.
For the most part, all that remains are tattered shreds of what was there two weeks ago.

The Marcadet-Poissonier Métro station (line 12) is like a time capsule right now. Walls have been removed during renovation and there some amazing old ads, flyers and maps that have been uncovered. #paris

Marcadet-Poissonniers Métro renovation

I wish something had been done to save them.

If you would like to catch a glimpse of what remains, you should head up to the 18th arrondissement as soon as you can. As of yesterday the old walls were still exposed,  but who knows for how much longer...

Marcadet Poissoniers Métro

Old #Paris #métro map uncovered in the Marcadet-Poissonniers station. (Hard to get a decent photo of the detail!)

Métro Marcadet-Poissonniers

Marcadet Poissoniers Métro

Marcadet-Poissonniers Métro renovation

Marcadet Poissoniers Métro



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