Sunday, 28 October 2012

A Drop Of Madness

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~ A Drop Of Madness ~

A Drop Of Madness by Paris Set Me Free
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The French have an expression about the drop which makes the glass flow over. In English we talk about straws and camels' backs.

This isn't a pub sign, although it surely should be. It's for a wine seller, as in buy and go away with the unopened bottle, as opposed to the other kind, which is called a wine bar.

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The sign is superb, and maybe in three hundred years it'll be hanging somewhere in the wonderful first room of the Carnavalet Museum alongside the Black Cat cabaret sign and other wonders.

The glass seems to be embedded in the sign and even the eponymous last drop dripping woefully from the bottle appears to be a beautifully back-lit transparent crimsony blood-red, if there is such a thing.

This stands at one of my favourite little crossroads in the whole city but I shouldn't say any more as it's on my Paris photo tours and I can't give you all my secrets, now can I?

The French probably have another expression about wine loosening tongues, although probably not about fluidifying late night blogging fingers but I'm in danger of the latter so I'll stop here as the last drop looms. And a very good thing too! O! That way madness lies...

And why not...
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