Paris Métro Stations Interpreted Through Costume

Taking a literally-minded ride through Paris’ huge metro system, artist Janol Apin’s photo series captures characters dressed to represent each stations name. The Paris metro contains 300 stations along the 16-line system, making it one of the largest in the world, but only the most literal names, like Stalingrad and Alexander Dumas receive his quirky photographic treatment. For more of this fun series, produced in 1990, see Apin’s website

“North Station”

“Bullets Street”

“Water House”

“Royal Palace”

“Our Lady of Lorette”


“Town Hall of Clichy”

“Pigalle” – home of the famous Moulin Rouge

Gare d’Austerlitz – Austerlitz is a town that was defeated by Napoleon I

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