Wednesday, November 3, 2010

An Interactive Feature! Hooray!

So as promised, I am back with a little treat. You can set aside your reading spectacles and put on your listening caps! I wanted to give you a little taste of what the Paris metro is like on a really good day. Don't worry, you wont be mugged, so you can keep your phones out in the open and relax, I promise it will be a good experience. :)

Imagine yourself in an old metro car, where you yourself have to unhook the latch for the doors to open, people all around you speaking French. It smells of cigarette, a mix of perfumes, and let's be honest a slight whiff of urine. You are seated facing someone you don't know and a gentleman with a speaker and a clarinet steps onto the train. Here is what happens next (please make sure your speakers are on before pressing play) :

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For those of you who are interested, I took a little recording using my trusty iphone as I usually do and all the surroundings described are 100% accurate. Would I lie to you!?





  1. amazing!! is this your daily trip to work? and is that someone singing along in the background? Love the atmosphere. do more recordings!

  2. It was actually a Saturday when I took this but th musicians are around on the metro all the time, and especially in the mornings because that's when there are plenty of people :) I'm not sure if that is someone singing or if they are just chatting. haha.
    I am going to try and do more recordings, I am so happy you liked it! xo

  3. So cool! Now all we need is "odour vision" so we can inhale the, um, wonderful scents of the Parisian subway.


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