Saturday, 22 January 2011

Please...take a seat

Parisian park chairs and benches are an important and enduring symbol of the City of Lights. 

Perhaps most notable are the green chairs to be found in the Jardin Luxembourg or the Jardin des Tuilleries. They sometimes gather together in clusters...
...or on their own.
I saw these in the Merci Concept Store, the Parisian park chair has become a sought after trendy icon.
Here is a bench in the Parc de Bercy, the very pale mint green is unusual for a Paris park bench.
More benches in the park below the Sacré Cœur.

Periodically a park bench will disappear and return a week later, freshly painted. I think this may happen to these quite soon.
Here are two chairs in the Tando Ando Meditation Space at UNESCO
Artists' chairs on the Place de Tertre.
Shiny chairs at Parc de la Villette.
And then of course there are the infamous Parisian café chairs. 

Red ones. With snow
Without snow.
Red and black.
Light brown.
Middle brown.
Dark brown.
Turquoise.
And of course, rainbow chairs as seen stacked outside the L'Eté en Pente Douce cafe just to the east of the Sacré Cœur. 




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