Literal translations of Paris Metro station names

Metropolisson is a creative project by photographer Janol Apin that takes us on a literal journey through the Parisian metro system with clever puns and creative costumes you’ve just gotta see. Featuring more than 100 images, this series of photographs was shot through the 1990s and features Apin’s friends posing in costume in the underground, playing with the station names.

From nuns dressed up at the Abbesses station to an astronaut waiting at the Parc du Champ de Mars stop, these quirky images capture the fun loving spirit of Janol Apin, who is also the creator of the Le Tour De Marie-France series, which depicts miniature cyclists racing around the body of a half naked lady.

Via Bored Panda

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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