New Paris Metro Benches (1)

I found this photo by John Crosley at Photonet

‘Bookends’ Paris Metro, St.- Germain-des-Pres

This photo from the Paris Metro attempts to be self-explanatory, with no real written explanation needed. This is the view as Metro riders rush through their last rides, make their last connections of the day, and the Metro shuts down for the night — turning it into a makeshift winter shelter for a few ‘unfortunates’ escaping winter cold (although Paris has a mild climate, roughly comparable to Portland, Oregon) Your ratings and critiques are invited and most welcome. If you rate harshly or very critically, please submit a helpful and constructive comment; please share your superior photographic knowledge to help improve my photography. Thanks! Enjoy! John

During a recent visit to Paris I became fascinated by the various new benches at various Metro Stations in Paris. I presume they replaced these traditional benches in order to prevent the sleeper “problem” (as they see it) in the future.

In order to warm you up my own photo of this traditional Metro Bench:

2 thoughts on “New Paris Metro Benches (1)”

  1. You’re exactly right — most Paris metro stops now have bucket seats or benches with arms to discourage sleepers from camping out. I hope you enjoyed your trip!

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