Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Bit of This and That

The yearly Salon du Chocolat took place without me last week.  I like chocolate, but not enough to go to a trade show and battle the crowds to see the latest ideas of what to do with the cacao bean, although some of them were apparently quite risqué.  For some more detailed information, see here.

Parking is at a premium on the streets of Paris and bumper kissing is typical.  I liked the primary colors this pairing presented.

While there is an Avenue de New York in Paris, I much prefer this ad hoc renaming of a street someone stuck on the side of a random building.  I guess someone other than me remembers the old TV show of my childhood: "There are 6 million stories in the Naked City.  This is one of them."

And just in case you didn't know where to put the car:

Although in view of the trash cans, maybe GARBAGE would be more appropriate.

In the last couple of years there has been a rash of huge product ads covering the scaffolding surrounding public buildings undergoing renovation.  Watch ads on the Louvre, YSL ads on the Musée d'Orsay, and this ad on the Conciergerie.  It would appear however that the complaints about these ads have reached a point where they had to be addressed.  This sign is prominently placed next to the Swatch ad:

It says "This signage contributes to the financing of the restoration work on the Palais de Justice, part of the national patrimony."  So there!

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