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Report - The Sound of the Underground-Abandoned Metro Stations, Paris 07/02/09

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by Rookinella, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Rookinella

    Rookinella I should have danced all night
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    When Girls Aloud sung their top ten hit, "The Sound of the Underground", they couldn't have got it more wrong. The Metro doesn't sound like five skinny girls dressed in shiny lycra outfits. It is grubby, screeching, rumbling and dark-oh and did I mention fantastic? :eek:

    Over the four days that me and Scott were in Paris, we did all the usual things that couples do when going on a romantic mini break like hijacking the driver's cabs, dodging the third rail so as to not get fried, running down sewers in trainers and generally getting up to no good.

    Our first experience of the hidden parts of the Metro were a breezy tunnel where trains ran about every two minutes which gave us just enough time to leave foreign coins on the tracks and then spend the next ten minutes trying to find where they landed when they got squished.

    "Have you got any money for a drink?"

    "No, my currency is all squashed" :(

    The noise is just incredible and even when you are in the abandoned parts, it feels like a train is coming straight for you. It is very nerve-wracking and knowing that at all times, you are approximately two feet away from death is enough to keep you on your toes.

    You also develop a healthy "metro glow" which isn't actually a glow at all. You come out with a face like a chimney sweep and black hands and you wonder why everyone is giving you funny looks as you stand innocently on the platform waiting for a legitimate journey home.

    Our time in Paris seemed to whizz by and I can't wait to go back and experience even more of this crazy underground system. Jumping barriers, riding in between the connecting trains and sitting in the driver's seat is what gets your blood pumping-there's no doubt about that:thumb

    These are photos of the first mission down the metro which included one abandoned station which I'm going to call Les Bananapouletpoisson because I can't remember what it was called or what region it was in.

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  2. Rookinella

    Rookinella I should have danced all night
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    Re: The Sound of the Underground-Abandoned Metro Stations, Paris 07/02/09 REPORT

    Some more photos-special thanks must go to the Plastic Menagerie which was just awesome and without which, none of this would have been possible:thumb

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