Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says… We’re French!


In France I came across this sign:

Provisional bar and occasional hotel.

I wonder if this establishment accepts reservations?

58 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says… We’re French!

  1. Got me thinking this one. If the phone number is real they may only work certain days or times. I feel it’s a gimmick and not really what is says. I’m not good at mysteries but great at creating them unconsciously. Perhaps the phone number is real and they are testing the waters.

    1. Dear friend, yours is a thought provoking comment. If I saw this sign in the UK I like to think I could guess whether or not they were being ironic. In this case, I have a feeling this wasn’t a gimmick. But who can say… Il faut dΓ©mystifier un peu la situation!

    1. Thank you for your observations. You noticed the soul retrieval journey tag! So much to say about this, but not sure where or how to begin… Thank you for caring. Michele

  2. If they serve as a hotel, only occasionally, that would be for we who may be lured by the mind altering nature of alcohol and willing to drink to blindness in celebration of being drunk for the sheer joy of it. Might not be able to go home after that. An occasional hotel. Now there’s an idea. Nice. πŸ™‚

    1. Mr King, I love your sense of the absurd! In view of your blog “We Drink Because We’re Poets” I hereby dedicate this post to you. Hope you’re having a very good day. Michele

    1. Catherine, I was thinking of calling this post “The Sign Says… laissez-faire”. So funny you should mention those words. Maybe I should have stuck to my original idea? πŸ™‚ Thank you.

  3. I say give the number a call and ask if they will take a provisional booking as you’re going to visit anyway! πŸ™‚ Maybe they’ll serve you a coffee or a beer through a crack in the door even if they’re not open.
    The sign is far too inviting to by-pass the opportunity of finding out. Great image. I was imagining just such a place in France only this afternoon, somewhere I could sit, relax and take in the scenery.
    Much love to you
    Lady Isis

    1. Thank you for your wonderful comment. I agree there’s something quite relaxing about this sign πŸ™‚ It’s the sort of haphazard establishment one might find in Alice in Wonderland! Much love to you. Michele

  4. Love the reflective texture of glass… what is on the glass, behind it, and mirrored to our eyes all at one time. Photography picks this up in ways that our brains tend to block out. Of course, noticing what people see in the glass instrutive about them too. Did he read the words painted on it? Was she looking inside? Who noticed the skyline and light illuminated by the glass? Oh, there is a poem in the making.

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