Holiday Spirit Invades Paris Metro

During the holiday season, cities go to great lengths to turn their streets, homes and businesses into festive places. But underneath the streets, subways tend to look to same day in and day out. French artists have brought the holidays underground.
December 25, 2013, 9am PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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Clea Polar and Gabriel Defrocourt

"A French artists’ collective gave the people of a Paris an unexpected Christmas present late last week: a giftwrapped metro train," reports Feargus O'Sullivan. "Armed with rolls of wrapping paper and tape, a group from production company Sisaprod descended on the Paris Metro’s Line 8 on Friday morning. Smothering every surface in fuchsia-colored paper, within minutes the group had transformed a car into a festive photo opportunity."

"The purpose of the action? Simply 'to enjoy ourselves and to give other people pleasure,' according to Sisaprod lynchpin Clea Polar."

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Published on Monday, December 23, 2013 in The Atlantic Cities
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