Metro Station Names Taken Literally


Back in the 1990s, French photographer Janol Apin realised a photographic tour of the Paris underground, taking the names of certain stations at face value.

The result is a humorous tour of the métro parisien, using the immediacy of black-and-white and play-on-words. Test your knowledge of the French language and see how many you can get….

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For anyone interested in order the entire book of Métropolisson or Apin’s other humorous collections, check out his website here.

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