|Reputed to handle 180 million passengers a year, the Gare du Nord was built in the middle of the nineteenth century. The 540 foot facade is decorated|
with 23 female statues, each representing a destination served by the Chemin de Fer du Nord rail company (now part of SNCF). The destinations sculpted
on the façade include Paris, London, Berlin, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Vienna, Brussels and Frankfurt, according to railway-technology.com.