Workmen paint an iconic Art Nouveau metro sign at Bastille, Paris. The cast iron signs were created by architect Hector Guimard in 1899. Click photos to view detail.
The Colonne de Juillet is at the heart of Place de la Bastille. The monument marks the prison site stormed by the mob, as the French Revolution began in 1789. In the metro station beneath Bastille, stones from the prison's foundations remain.