The station attendant says he gets complaints that pickpockets have stolen someone's money several times a day and there is nothing he or the station or the city can do about it. Hmmmm. Sounds like a job opportunity for a bunch of people.
At any rate, here are a few of the more pleasant aspects of the Paris Metropolitan System. The Jules Joffrin entrance with brown tiles and green wrought iron:
Advertisements with interesting art lines a tunnel:
Subway tiles sparkle in a stairway but persons with heavy luggage or baby carriages would surely have enjoyed the convenience of an escalator.
Different construction eras are apparent at various stations:
I don't know if this is a legal way to make money on the Paris Metro but it's certainly much better than the route the pickpockets have chosen. Forgive my awful, amateurish video skills but enjoy a moment of Metro music: