Thursday, August 23, 2012
" Gare St. Lazare "
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.
A french architect, Jean Juste Gustave Lisch,
designed this 2nd largest train station in Paris known as Gare Saint-Lazare.
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. ^-^
He also designed the main line of the railway station.
sadly though, some parts has been roughly vandalized.
* where was this *
Gare St. Lazare - Paris