Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gare de Lyon, Paris.

Yesterday we saw a photo of Sirkeci Station in Constantinoploe, which serves as the Terminus in Horror on the Orient Express.  Today we're taking a look at the Gare de Lyon, which serves as the start of the ride on the Orient Express itself.

The station is located on the north bank of the river Seine, in the east of Paris.  Built in 1900, it is considered a classic example of the architecture of the time.  It has a notable clock tower in one corner of the station, similar to the Big Ben clock in London.  Of note is the "Buffet de la Gare de Lyon" (since renamed "Le Train Bleu" in modern times) restaurant, which has served drinks and meals to travelers and other guests since 1901.

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