Wednesday, May 16, 2018

La Gare Saint-Lazare

My Paris-weekend hotel was up behind the Saint-Lazare train station. The station is listed as one of the busiest train stations in Europe, the second busiest station in France after the Gare du Nord. On Saturday morning, I got out early for a walk and the first place I went was to the Place de l'Europe. It's essentially a bridge over the tracks behind the Gare Saint-Lazare.

The back-end of the train shed at the Saint-Lazare station.

Being the train nerd that I am, I had to take a picture of the back-end of the station. There wasn't very much activity, it being early on a Saturday morning and a strike day to boot. But still. My nerdiness was satisfied and I moved on toward the nearby Batignolles neighborhood.

7 comments:

  1. Monet did a series on Gare Saint-Lazare.

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  2. What a great station. Have you been on NYC’s High Line with its view of the Penn Station trainyard?

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  3. Do you know if Gare du Nord was the busiest station before the Eurostar?

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  4. Why no mention of Gustave Caillebotte's "Pont de l'Europe," viewable on the web and held in Geneva, as I have just discovered? Roderick

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  5. reminds me of union station in DC.

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  6. I didn't know (or I have forgotten) you are fond of trains. One of my friends is a train-nerd. He loves traveling on trains where he meets others of his ilk.

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  7. chm, yes!

    mitch, haven't done that, yet. One day!

    judy, no, I don't. Probably find-outable, though.

    roderick, I can't do everything! LOL

    annemarie, ha!

    michael, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I worked in public transit. :)

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