Amusingly Literal Photos Representing Paris Métro Stations

Artist Janol Apin’s 1990’s photo series takes viewers for a literal-minded ride through Paris’ transportation system. Using the names of the Métro’s real stops, he snapped quirky images of people who represent each destination’s name. There are 300 stations along the 16-line network, but only the ones that bear names like “Alexandre Dumas” and “Rome” get Apin’s clever touch. Hop on board past the break.

Image credit: Janol Apin [Spotted via Open Culture]

Image credit: Janol Apin

Image credit: Janol Apin

Image credit: Janol Apin

Image credit: Janol Apin