As if Paris wasn't magical enough, plans are being floated to turn eight abandoned Metro stations into performance spaces, nightclubs, restaurants, art galleries, or swimming pools.
The proposals and renderings come from Parisian mayoral candidate Nathalie Koziuscot-Morizet (who would become the City of Light's first female mayor if elected, while another woman is also vying for the position). Subway stations abandoned because of low ridership or simply not opened because of planning changes are rife for adaptive reuse, Koziuscot-Morizet believes. The mayoral election takes place next month.
Most recently, the "phantom" subway stations were used for the filming of commercials and films, including 2012's Prometheus. Read more here.