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Forget what they say, the Paris Metro can be beautiful

Forget what they say, the Paris Metro can be beautiful
Photo: LittleGoguette/Instagram
The Paris Metro is commonly described as dirty and rat-infested, with stuffy air that reeks of urine and/or sweat. But a trending social media hashtag aims to show the unnoticed beauty of the stereotypically joyless and dirty Parisian underground system.

For anyone who’s ever been crammed in a Paris Metro carriage at rush hour, forced to inhale another commuter’s frizzy hair or be pressed against a sweaty armpit, it’s not easy to see any beauty in the Metro. 

It's not a place anyone wants to spend a lot of time, especially with such incidents as the trouser-cutting Metro pervert or the random, scary acts of violence

But the hashtag #VoirDuBeauDansLeMetro (See Beauty in the Metro) has taken off on Instagram and Twitter, showing snaps of street art, cute kids, pops of colour, and amorous couples, seeking to portray the Paris Metro in a new light. 

Here are some of our favorites. 

 

A photo posted by @aureliecatmini on Jan 23, 2016 at 1:46am PST

 

A photo posted by @aureliecatmini on Feb 22, 2016 at 12:18am PST

 

A photo posted by @aureliecatmini on Sep 10, 2015 at 10:52pm PDT

 

A photo posted by Blandine B (@douceamer) on Jun 20, 2015 at 11:43am PDT

 

A photo posted by @aureliecatmini on Jun 12, 2015 at 3:33am PDT

 

A photo posted by MamieVlin (@mamievlin) on Aug 4, 2015 at 3:10am PDT

 

A photo posted by @aureliecatmini on Jan 4, 2015 at 12:26pm PST

 

A photo posted by @aureliecatmini on Oct 29, 2015 at 12:44pm PDT

 

A photo posted by @aureliecatmini on Nov 25, 2015 at 11:24pm PST

 

A photo posted by @veelucie on Feb 11, 2015 at 12:07am PST

 

A photo posted by Mybrouhaha (@mybrouhaha) on Oct 13, 2015 at 12:37am PDT

 


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