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Day 238: Cultural station – Cluny la Sorbonne

I’ve previously blogged about a couple of cultural métro stations, and I think it’s not a bad series of sub-category to write about when it comes to things related to Paris. If I recall correctly from an article I read a while ago, there are some 50 such stations in the network. It would be fun to uncover them as I go along ;)

This work of mosaic on the ceiling of Cluny la Sorbonne was created by Jean Bazaine. Entitled Ailes et Flammes (Wings and Flames), some 60,000 handcut tiles were used to complete the piece that also includes forty-six (mosaic) signatures of Kings of France, politicians, architects, physicians, scientists, philosphers, poets, painters and writers. If you ever travel Line 10 and passing this station, keep your eyes peeled.

Category: Project 365

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  1. m3d says:

    that’s a lot of work plus neck and back straining too since it in on the ceiling!

  2. Ani says:

    Hey! You forgot “scientists” in the list. Or did you mean “physicists” instead of “physicians”? :)

    • Lil says:

      well spotted – i typed this up late at night and it was supposed to be in there and somehow it wasn’t… post updated now to include scientists (such as pasteur) ;)

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