What I really wanted to say here was the RATP, that runs the transport network in Paris, including the Metro, is currently celebrating its 60 years with a small exhibition next to the Centre Pompidou until 5 October 2009. The exhibition is also available online. The photographs and posters displayed offer a glimpse of now obsolete objects such as the curious poinçonneur ticket punch, and open backed buses. Once so familiar to passengers these have become relics over night. Providing 3 billion journeys a year, the ever innovative RATP obviously feels it needs to keep up with the times.