Saturday, June 26, 2010

Chinese restaurant


I'm just back from a farewell party in the 19th arrondissement and on the way out, when I left, I came across these illuminations in the window of a Chinese restaurant (rue de la Madone) ! I could not help but smile thinking it's was a little tacky, but also very marketing oriented: how to draw the attention to your restaurant at night! I doubt your comments will be as clever as the ones of yesterday with this photo, but this is just for fun...

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  1. Very colorful! Not sure it would entice me to eat there, but you sure can make a statement with a few fluorescent lights, can't you?

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  2. Is this a Whiskey A GO GO wannabe? ;-) Where's the electrified pagoda or Jimi-Hendrix'd panda? Are you sure this is a Chinese restaurant, Eric? One certainly wouldn't know that from looking at the lighting. I look at it, and I think DRINKS DRINKS DRINKS! Then again...the weekend is upon us, and that is usually what I'm thinking about this time of the week. Hope your weekend is pleasant.

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  3. Looks like the kind of place my mother warned me not to go into. Which of course would make it all the more attractive.
    Having been lured in to this apparent den of iniquity, it would be a bit of a bummer to find it was just a restaurant.:(

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  4. A défaut du fameux football chinois qui était très populaire chez les consultants RH il y a quelques années tu nous offres le célèbre kebab chinois de la Madone !

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  5. Actually I woke up this morning and had a second look at this photo. This must be the UGLIEST photo I've ever posted here LOL!

    Sorry for that, I was not thinking right - I was very tired! Even thoughit's not an excuse!

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  6. No, Eric, it's just a little bit of Paris - you can't be beautiful EVery day - we understand that. This is fun, anyway.
    Like Drummond I would steer clear of this place (actually I think he'd go in by the sound of it!). I would fully expect to see high-kick dancers with swinging breasts liable to take an eye out and wearing sparkly, tiny attire in here. Or maybe bare-bottomed pole dancers. Not conducive to my entering here! What were they THINKing, for such a restaurant design?! Probably 'hmm this'll be a talking point' - and it is! ;D

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  8. Hmm...just from the photo, probably a place I'd never enter. But to some, a place of delight. I have to agree, Eric, not your best photo on PDP, but definitely deserving--it IS part of Paris, after all! :)

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  9. This photo reminded me of some of the restaurants where I grew up in Panama. A segnment of the population there is Chinese, and there are restaurants and retail stores not only catering to the Chinese, but other portions of the public as well. While this sign may be garish, I wonder if Chinese eat there? If so, the food is probably quite good...

    I enjoy your blog, Eric, and sent you an e-mail question a day or so ago.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. I've been so concentrated on the World Cup these days that I haven't had time to comment, although I'm in love with the latest pictures!


    Talking about the world cup, oh my I work with about 20 french guys. Hope they are not secretly hoping Brasil will not make it to the final...! :o

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  11. It might not be the most beautiful pix but you've got credit. Besides you always bring us some inside look, that's priceless.


    Oh! One more thing:

    VOTE FOR UK LYNN!

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  12. Hehe Monica! How kind :) thank you xx

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  13. I voted!

    Eric, the only reason it's not a pretty photo is because it's not a pretty place. You did it all the justice that could be done, I'm sure.

    I finally (finally!) watched the picnic video. What fun to see everyone! And for the second time, I teared up when hearing Rose mention my name. Must send Rose an email and thank her for immortalizing me on the banks of the Seine.

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  14. Looks like the kind of place Don Draper would slither into for a cheap pick-up circa 1962. Not a bad picture at all, Eric. Very evocative.

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