Monday, February 28, 2011

Smoking Valet!


Clever idea. After the smoking ban in restaurants and bars that took place a couple of years ago, most places installed smoking corners outside on their terrace. This one - a Corsican restaurant called Le temple - organized its corner around this odd looking mannequin (look at the ashtray on the tray). Pretty clever and funny as well.

15 comments:

  1. Good god, I am glad this is a mannequin! In the thumbnail pic on my sidebar I just could not tell what I was seeing. Actually, this would make a great statement against smoking!

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  2. I can't read it when I blow it up.

    However, I then DID notice the well thought out mixture of animal prints...some big, some smaller which, in decorating terms,makes for a well coordinated outfit...even done well on the ear! How chic!!(But his face is butt ugly).

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  3. This would put me off smoking, if I wasn't already.

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  4. Alexa: Despite the well coordinated outfit, I can guarantee that this is NOT Lois naked in stillettos on a Portugese fazenda. (See yesterday's comments.)

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  5. Smoking also affects the skin they say... ;-)

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  6. LOL It's Dobson the Butler! There is one downtown, (as well as his female counterpart), at a store and they dress him up for the different holidays. Very funny. But I think that this would put me off smoking if I weren't already! Wrinkles, wrinkles, wrinkles!

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  7. Funny picture but true to life. Smoking accelerates aging. The poor guy is probably only in his early 40's!

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  8. I agree. Excellent anti smoking advertisment

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  9. When Lionel and I were in Paris last March, we rented a little flat on Rue du Vertbois, and we passed by this gentleman everyday. What a nice remembrance of our holiday! Thanks, Eric!

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  10. Hahaha! I agree, just looking at that guy would make me want to give up smoking ! ;)

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  11. Inside, the restaurant's look is also really amasing :-)

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  12. Love the mannequin. I am so glad they finally banned smoking in the restaurants in Paris. However, when people smoke outside, you can smell it everywhere!

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