Wednesday 20 July 2011

Map of Paris

Paris and its Monuments, a practical visitors' guide, is what it says.  I imagine, I hope, the original was a lot easier to read.  This is a modern reproduction, sent to me from Finland.  It's a shame it isn't easier to read. 

All I can decipher with the aid of a magnifying glass, is that it show the Chemin de Fer Métropolitain, some of it still under construction.  It took me a little thought to realise the Chemin de Fer Métropolitain is now the métro.  I don't believe I've heard its full title before.  The first métro station opened in 1900 and the main network was complete by the 1920s.
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