Monday, June 06, 2011

Writing on the wall

I LOVE Paris signs... I love the typography... I love what they say: mille-feuilles, tarte fine aux pommes. Cheescake I could do without... I love seeing the hours written in script on the door, but I don't love showing up and they're ferme/closed.
Patisserie Secco decided to repaint their doggie on the wall. Why? Were the neighbors upset to lose the old doggie?
 La cadeaux is such a French concept...
Jean-Paul Hevin doesn't need words - just macarons.
I can not resist reading these authorized bread prix lists. I have no idea why? This one - Gerard Mulot's vitrine.
Self-explanatory.
This not-so-little piggy read the writing on the vitrine and is about to enter. He hesitates. A few doors down Patisserie Gerard Mulot, where you can easily make a pig of yourself.
With this enticing sign in the window.
Which would you choose?
BONJOUR WRITING ON THE WALL!

14 comments:

  1. The shop with the pink signs and pink door. Pink, pink, pink, is there a more beautiful color?

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  2. Love the pig. Cute little guy. Your recent pastry watercolors with all the images scattered about are charming, Carol.

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  3. Justine3:10 PM

    I love French shop windows too.
    thanks for reminding us how unique they are!!

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  4. Must we choose? Can't we just eat everywhere?

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  5. May we have a progressive pigging out, please? Tapas here, pastries there, more pastries further on, coffee around the corner?

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  6. The composition of the second shot is perfect - great photo.
    I like that pink shop, too and, of course, the last!
    Dying for pastry :)

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  7. Carol, I also just love the look of French hand writing. How I wish that my own writing were so stylish.

    xo

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  8. Anna-Maria A.8:38 PM

    Love the Dalmation puppy...but I'm biased as a Dalmation owner

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  9. 'L' as in LADUREE?
    The one and only..?

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  10. I take photos of the signs whenever I go on vacation. I think it adds to the flavor of the trip. No pun intended!

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  11. The little piggy is so funny/cute/sweet/ I love it! Aswell as the doggie. Oh Paris...

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  12. Marilyn5:17 AM

    Thanks to your wonderful blog I am on my way home from Paris with a few of those delightful pastries in my bag. I cannot believe those sparkling macarrons in the windows have lost their appeal, can you say oink!

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  13. "This little piggy went to market,
    your little piggy went to the pastry shop..."
    Was that critter real?
    OINK!

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  14. So - am I going to have to push the pig aside to get into that shop???

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