December 11, 2014
A Métro Station Time Capsule
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.
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.
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...