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Thursday, August 23, 2012

" Gare St. Lazare "

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A trip to this arrondissement gave us another facade that is not often seen.
It's actually just a few walks from the touristy Opera Garnier and the fame Printemps and Lafayette mall.
This is your ordinary parisian neighborhood, the middle-class kind,
a walk around this part has a less exagerrated feel to it.

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A french architect, Jean Juste Gustave Lisch,
designed this 2nd largest train station in Paris known as Gare Saint-Lazare.

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It recently had this huge makeover inside out,
more inviting and less shifty.
I wasn't able to get inside though,
We had no train to catch and from the outside looking in,
still a lot of sketchy characters (i.e. homeless people, vagrants),
yes, i know in Paris, esp. in train stations they're plenty of them. ^-^

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He also designed the main line of the railway station.
sadly though, some parts has been roughly vandalized.

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* where was this *
8th arrondissement
Gare St. Lazare - Paris



3 comments :

  1. head to my blog, i nominated you for travel choochoo. ;)

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  2. With your few days in Paris... how did you find the time to walk up here from Gare St. Lazare? Did you plan it or was it just "by chance"? You walked along what once was the first French railway and an area which often was painted by Manet, Monet... who then lived here.

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  3. cher: wow, tnx dear, ^0^

    peter: happenstance you can say,
    it's our last day, and from the Opera,
    we headed all the way to Moulin Rouge, then, passing by St, Lazare.

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