iron flowers (Guimard’s Métro entrances, Paris, France)

The Beauty of Transport

If you’re writing a blog about the way in which transport has made the world more beautiful, you have to ask yourself for how long you can avoid the really famous examples, such as London Transport’s posters from the first half of the twentieth century, Grand Central Terminal in New York, Art Deco London Underground stations, or the Art Nouveau Paris Métro entrances.

The answer is precisely 50 posts, because today The Beauty of Transport is looking at the last in that list.

The Métro entrances of Hector Guimard (1867-1942) are the very definition of Parisian style, intimately bound up with the atmosphere of this most romantic of cities.

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