Thursday, 9 April 2009

Coming soon

As in many French and indeed European cities, Morris columns act as billboards for movies, plays etc., here announcing a new movie about Coco Chanel with Audrey Tautou, whom you probably know as Amélie Poulain...
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Comme dans de nombreuses villes françaises et européennes, ce sont les colonnes Morris qui annoncent les sorties à venir...

25 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

A very elegant one, and in perfect condition.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very beautiful! I didn't know the name of it!
Thanks Ciel!
( I want more flower's pictures)
Kind Regards
Léia

Clueless in Boston said...

I like the columns. Kind of tasteful for advertising, which is surprising. Can't wait to see the movie.

Jacob said...

I first saw these advertisements in Paris and discovered that I liked them very much. They are colorful and informative but not overbearing...

Nice shot, CQ!

Bob Crowe said...

Nothing like that on this side of the Atlantic. We just have huge billboards.

Thanks for your recent notes. We cannot wait for our arrival in Paris Friday morning.

Bergson said...

a ce morris et son copain Decaux ils nous décorent les vielles avec "gout"

Olivier said...

j'aime bien ces colonnes morris, un vieux style sympa...et c'est vrai cela fait parti de notre vie urbaine depuis des années

Catherine said...

J'ai tout de suite remarqué cela Dimanche.
Ca donne un côté "parisien" comme la grande ville, sa voisine.
Pour couronner le tout Versailles écrit en lettres d'or ! Ma chère !

Carraol said...

A very styled use of marketing and great background!

Natural Moments said...

The life time channel here in the U.S. had a televison movie about CoCo starring Shirley Maclaine this year. It was pretty interesting.

roentarre said...

Artistic and poetic in deed

B Squared said...

A very nice way to advertise. Wish we had them. Tasteful, too.

JM said...

We have them here too, with armillary spheres around the top. About the movie, I definitelly will watch it when it's released. Love Coco and Audrey 'Amélie Poulain' Tatou! :-)

Becky said...

Europeans are quite creative with their advertising. And by the way - I love Audrey! She is a great actress. And I LOVED "Amelie." I own the soundtrack, which was also fantastic. Quite unique, too.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

I love these street "accessories". They change an ordinary street to something much nicer.

brattcat said...

I love Audrey, too. I'll watch her in any role. Usually she plays such enchanting characters but I've seen her when she's played less than lovable roles and she's still mesmerizing. I also never knew the name for the pole. This is a great shot, CQ.

namaki said...

chouette image !!

Juergen Kuehn said...

You captured the first advertising pillar that pleases me. So it is indeed a elegant announcing of the "Coco Chanel" movie.

PERBS said...

I have never seen columns like that advertising and I kinda like the idea. Colorful but don't pollute the environment. I hadn't yet heard of that movie. . .

PERBS said...

Forgot to wish you a very Happy Easter.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I bet the movie about Coco Chanel is fascinating! Neat way to advertise movies.

Frankie / Nick said...

Love that one! They have them in San Francisco and I think they are very attractive.

m_m said...

I like the unique top of the column:)

Jackie said...

I like Audrey Tatou a lot, Amelie is one of my favourite films. I was a bit disappointed that she was in the Da Vinci Code, which was a total turkey, but I'll try not to hold it against her! ;)

Dusty Lens said...

I did enjoy these billboards, a more pleasant way to read these advertisements.