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The Assemblee Nationale metro station on line 12 seems to go under renovation every few years. When I first wrote about the station in 2007, the walls of the metro platform resembled large-scale abstract paintings with architectural shapes.
The next version was in 2015 when they stripped away the abstract walls replacing them with photo collages representing The Assemble Nationale with large type phrases and words placed over them. (Click here to see).
Last week the walls were yet again changed. The current version of the stop again has photo collages interspersed with aluminum reflective panels. It was tricky getting photos as I wanted to avoid having a reflection me taking the photo. The theme is similar to the last rendition with large type spelling out keywords of the French Constitution such as order, republic, citizenship, society, values and of course, Liberte, Egalite and Fratenite.
The stop is in close proximity of the headquarters of The Assemblee Nationale, the lower house of the French Parliament, much like the House of Representatives in the U.S. It consists of 577 deputes/delegates.
I want to thank everyone for their suggestions and comments about the Book of the Month yesterday.
Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month, The Velvet Hours by Allyson Richman.
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Eye Prefer Paris Photos
I am happy to announce a new series of Eye Prefer Paris photos. Give the gift of Paris to yourself or your Francophile friends, relatives, colleagues and co-workers.
- I’ve listed 20 new photos on my Etsy page for easy shopping.
- Photo prints come in two sizes, 8”X10”, $35 each plus shipping and 11”X14”, $50 each, plus shipping.
- They are printed on Fuji crystal Archive metallic paper with rich satin gloss finish and are unsigned and unframed.
- Shipping is $6 per photo in continental U.S. and shipping time is 3-5 days via USPS.
- I can also ship them UPS or Fedex for an extra charge.
- If you are ordering photos as a gift, I can write a personal note card if you send me your text.
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Below are some sample images.
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