I'm not sure if Sèvres-Lecourbe is the name of this neighborhood, but I know it's the name of the Paris metro stop that you see toward the bottom of the first two photos below. This is the metro line that runs through the southern part of the city from the Place de la Nation in the east to the Place de lÉtoile on the west. That's where the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées are.
The section of the Nation-Étoile line that runs through the northeast corner of the 15th arrondissement is elevated (above ground) so you get good views when you ride it.
I took these photos on April 3, 2002, from the top of the nearly 700-foot tall Tour Montparnasse, which is nearby.
Three of these are very wide shots that you can enlarge in order to see them in detail. Then you can pan across them using the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom of the screen or by dragging them sideways.
Near the Sèvres-Lecourbe and Pasteur metro stops is the Lyçee Buffon, on the rue de Vaugirard. The neighborhood around the Sèvres-Lecourbe station is right on the border of the 7th arrondissement and the 15th. I've spent a lot of time thee over the past 10 or 15 years because it's where CHM's apartment is located.
The name of this nrighborhood is Necker. It takes its name from a large hospital, Necker/Les Enfants malades, on the extreme north-east of the 15th arrondissement, the largest in Paris. It is made of four neighborhoods, quartiers, counterclock wise, Necker, Saint-Lambert, Javel and Grenelle.ReplyDelete
Pour la petite histoire, the hospital was founded in late 18th century by the wife of a Swiss banker, Jacques Necker. She was also the mother of Madame de Staēl, a French writer.
My apartment building is located a tad below the center of the first photo.Delete
The details in theses photos are amazing, I could almost see my armchair in my livingroom. Was it the Canon or the Lumix?ReplyDelete
Canon. I took these in 2002, and I didn't have a Lumix (the TZ3) until several years later.Delete
That’s my favorite metro line although I’ve never seen it from above. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I think it's surprising how short the distance is from one station to the next.Delete
It's cool how there's that shining star gleaming off of a building, in the center of the first photo. Is that just coincidence, or did you manage to add it somehow?ReplyDelete
That shining star just happened.Delete
Awww...Sevres-Lecourbe is where I stayed in a small hotel for a few day in 1984, that's quite a while ago. Great photos!ReplyDelete
Nice. Maybe it was the Hôtel Lecourbe. I've stayed there.Delete
There was a hotel right across the street from the station. It was somewhat old fashioned. Can't remember its name. It was recently renovated and it's now called Hôtel Vic Eiffel.Delete
It was! 28,rue Lecourbe 75015 PARIS. not far away from the metro. TOUT CONFORT it shows on the card I have kept forever! Thanks very much for the excellent photo series...big smiles here.Delete
So, it was the Hotel Lecourbe.Delete
Very nice photos and the last elegantly stitched together. Lots of detail when enlarged. CHM, I think you left a light on in your place, lol.ReplyDelete
Trouble commenting on and off...don't know if that'd the case for anyone else.
Hi D. you're almost right. Two years ago I forgot to turn off the light in my basement. Fortunately, a neighbour was able to notify the friend who took care of my affairs in Paris.Delete