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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Metro... Literally Speaking!

Champ de Mars = Field of Mars
Champ de Mars Metro Station photogaphed by Janol Apin
Veteran Janol Apin, formerly of L'Express photographed  these as part of his series MÉTROPOLISSON
Père = Father (Priest) + Chaise = Chaise
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Duroc, a play on words on “rock”:
Boulets = (In older french) Cannon Balls - Though today many interpret it as the Prisoners' balls.
Chateau = Castle (Used famously by Wine Producers) Eau = Water
Maison = House + Blanche = White (AKA The White House) 
Rome
Porte de Vincennes where Paris has its Race Course
General Charles de Gaulle's Back
And Francois Mitterrand's back too 
Janol-Apin-Photograpy Paris-Metro-Gare du Nord
Gare du Nord, the train station in Paris reinterpreted as a traveler to the North Pole:
École Militaire:
Janol-Apin-Photograpy Paris-Metro-Ecole Militaire
Dupleix:
Janol-Apin-Photograpy Paris-Metro-Dupleix
And no... This has nothing to do with advertising (at least not directly)... But it does remind me of clients who ask (advertising) agencies to take their product literally!