Sunday, September 03, 2006

Clever Reflexion


Today I went to a restaurant/bar (called "Curieux Spaghetti Bar", at 14 rue Saint Merri, 4th arrondissement) to have a quick coffee and... to use the bathroom. When I entered I noticed right away the wall in front of me on which they installed a "forest" of shaving mirrors (you know, the ones that are attached to a sort of a spring that you can pull or rotate in any direction for shaving). It may not be obvious in the photo, but I can tell you the effect is really cool. Don't miss it if you're in the neighbourhood.

39 comments:

  1. Bonjour Eric, quel est le nom français de ce café ?

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  2. Eric, tres bien fait...j'aime bien les ombres....

    I think it's funny that you went into use the restroom, which a lot of places don't like you to do, and you ended up being the best thing that's happened to them by advertising for FREE on the internet to paris lovers! they should thank you.....

    It is cold and rainy in Washington DC...what is the weather in Paris?

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  3. Merci Nahal,

    A little bird tells me that today is your birthday so... Happy birthday from Paris. Hope the weather is going to improve in DC... (here it was OK - OK! - today - that is Saturday - but they forcasted rain for tomorrow ;(

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  4. Matthieu,

    I made a mistake the first time. The actual name of the café is: Curieux Spaghetti Bar (odd name).

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  5. I guess with all those mirrors Eric, someone will certainly see whether or not you washed your hands!

    Happy birthday ::nahal:: !

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  6. Nahal, the weather was rather warm and sunny today in Paris, but it might rain tomorrow.
    I passed close to where you were Eric, as i have been walking around Beaubourg today.
    I'll check this café ( i mean, its bathroom...) next time i go in this area.

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  7. That's great! Great concept, great photograph...

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  8. This is a very cool gay bar, with affordable dishes, which is not always the case in the marais (usually outragously expensive and bad food !).

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  9. i love the spaghetti bar!! when i was a student in paris, i went to school in the old hotel to the right of the spaghetti bar, on rue st. merri. thanks for bringing back the memories once again! :)

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  10. Hi Eric! Wow that is really cool! I'd be confused what to use if I was there ;-) Glad you did not? ;)

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  11. Eric, many thanks for all of your photos, especially this one...it's remarkable. From what vantage point did you take it? How id you get that wonderful angle? Well done!

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  12. Ok, let me get this straight... where in the men's room are these mirrors placed again? Just curious...

    What a cool and original idea, though; and, you managed to take the shot of all these mirrors without "being seen" by the mirrors. Well done, Eric!

    Was the food any good?

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  13. Very odd bathroom. The different angles create a very interesting effect.

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  14. interesting photo, so Eric, you really bring your camera along anywhere you go...

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  15. who has to clean all of thos i wonder?

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  16. How extraordinary! What a great find, Eric. The orderly gray tile and the disordered movement the mirors seem to create makes for a great effect. I think I'd get creeped out in there knowing someone could keep an eye on me from just about any vantage point. . .
    -Kim

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  17. Les papiers peints sont sympa. Je suppose que le DP blogger que vous êtes apprécie les cartes routières.

    The wallpapers are original. As a DP blogger, you may appreciate the roadmap like murals.

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  18. Can you ask them to send me one of these Eric, s'il te plaît? Mine on my bathroom wall is broken!
    The link shot of the resto interior looks incredibly ostentatious and upmarket for a "spaghetti bar" - those chandeliers!!???! Sure it's not the Ritz or Maxim's?

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  19. Based on the last post about mythology, I suppose Medusa would have quite a problem here as well!

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  20. This is truly a sophisticated view of a bathroom. The reflections are sparkly and you're not in any of the mirrors...believe me...I looked.

    I also came across this blog you may think is interesting- http://frogsmoke.com/

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  21. You take your camera to the bathroom?!!!!? Eric, you are a true daily photo trooper!

    I love today's photo, by the way!

    And Happy birthday, Nahal - mine is tomorrow! :o)

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  22. What no spaghetti Eric??? That is a "curieux" place isn't it?? Very bright and lively..the typical "Italian-Spaghetti" restaurant in the US is dark and full of wood and red lamps!

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  23. Great shot - but not one of them caught you... How do you feel about garlic Eric...?

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  24. I never have my camera with me when something this interesting pops up. Lucky for us that you always have the camera ready and can show us these things.It seems as though you are never without your camera. I wonder if the womens' bathroom has the same . . .


    Peggy
    (having difficulty with Blogger vs Blogger-beta and leaving comments)

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  25. We just added this place to our must try list for June of 2007 when we will be staying for a week in the Marais. I love the French people. They are soooo creative. And, contrary to popular thinking here in the U.S., French treat us well in spite of the fractured French that we speak.

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  26. I love taking pictures of interesting bathrooms at cafes and restaurants. This one is especially artistic!

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  27. Just what I need - more than one reflection of me in the bathroom!

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  28. Queen Grimhilde from Snow WhiteSeptember 4, 2006 at 8:41:00 PM GMT+2

    "Magic Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?"

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  29. That is so cool Too bad none of them caught so much as a hair of you!

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  30. Jolie photo d'une très belle idée de déco: comme quoi les envies pressantes font les grandes découvertes !?!

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  31. Love those mirrors. We'll see them in May, 2007

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