Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Writing on the Wall...

'The writing on the wall' in Paris is endlessly engaging.

It can come in a variety of languages, not just French... Though reflections will always be Parisien... Cafe de la Paix - a logo instantly recognizable...Writing on a tablecloth and still memorable... Or wrapped round a glass...
Parisien writing can be a chore if you didn't learn to write on a mini-blackboard...
These kids are having no problem reading multiply ardoise...
This ardoise is universal!
All Relais de L'Entrecôte have the same menu. But don't go if you're vegetarian...
Writing in a Metro vending machine beckons...
Universal...

No sign required.

Last night Dimitri, a visiting Dane, taught me how to put writing on tartes...
And Metro signs :)

~BONJOUR Paris Writing!

18 comments:

Susu said...

What I really love is that French artist's writing... you know, white on black!

Dimitri said...

Hahahahahaha
You learned your lecon well!
Dimitri

Melissa said...

I love all the tiny pastry tags like on the raspberry tart..

Kathleen said...

To make a copyright sign try these keys: Alt + Ctrl + c = ©
I enjoy your photos & comments.
Kathleen

cg said...

the sequence on a laptop is to hold down the alt and fn keys while you press m,j,o,9.

Anne Corrons said...

Now, you have a new power: writing! I'm very proud I know you, Madame!

erin said...

enjoyed this lively post.
have a wonderful evening.
i am off to los angeles tomorrow for a very long weekend.

Harriet said...

I love your little addition to the metro sign!

Your site is always a good way to get my "paris fix".

Foodwalker said...

I'm always guaranteed a giggle and a smile when I stop by at Paris Breakfast.
Merci!

Annie said...

French graphics are so...
FRENCH!!!
Why isn't NYC like this?

Sandra D. said...

You ARE a saint to give us Paris 5x a week!

BJ Lantz said...

I love that you put the Sortie sign last :-) My mother & I ate at Relais de L'Entrecôte in the 6th last visit and loved it.

A Brush with Color said...

Fun post, Carol. I love seeing the French ecriture on signs. Or most anywhere, for that matter.

Carol said...

Fun post! I watched someone writing the menu for a cafe near the D'Orsay. I didn't realize they used white markers! Anyway, I'm all for a bd Saint-Parisbreakfast. If you need my vote, just let me know.

Sydney O'Dear said...

Next time i go to Paris, i will keep my eye out for all the amazing things you have taught me to see there. Your blog is absolutely fantastic.

Sydney

P.S. it would be great if you could check out my blog sometime at www.loveieverything.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

How come everything Frenchy is wonderful? :)

Merisi said...

I came over here to find a petit croissant for my late breakfast, alas, after scouring the tables for a very long time, all I found was those little honey pots, with wooden servers, at Le Select's table. Well, I won't complain, I'll take my little dried out pretend-baguette and steal a little honey.

Sweet greetings from V.,
La Honey Pot M.

Di Overton said...

I just don't get how the French make handwritten signs look so good when here in England they just look cheap :(