This magenta bike on a green background looks like a demonstration of the traditional colour wheel but it’s a real bike in a real street of Montmartre. Nov 2013.
This makes for an abstract picture: the cement dome of St Jean de Montmartre which I described in an earlier post is geometrical and beautiful in the sunshine.
Another view of Saint Jean de Montmartre, the Art Nouveau church also nicknamed St Jean des briques because it is made of bricks and not stones as is usually the case there.
Art Nouveau is ubiquitous in Paris. Opposite the Abbesses metro station in Montmartre, there is this church, an austere yet beautifully crafted and picturesque church named Saint Jean de Montmartre. It was made of cement - not concrete - a special technique which prevailed until 1915 but was replaced with reinforced concrete later on, as with... Continue Reading →
The abbesses metro station is undoubtedly and reputedly one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings of the Paris underground train system. Its glass canopy is only one of two of those still available today. Yet, the station isn't the original one; its entrance was taken from another location and rebuilt here in the 1970s.