Thursday, 30 June 2011

Byrrh

An old advertisement for Byrrh or what's left of it near Chantiers train station. There's a small heart on Artsy Versailles.

J'adore ces vieilles pubs, ici pour Byrrh près de la gare de Chantiers. Il y a un petit coeur sur Artsy Versailles.

24 comments:

Olivier said...

comme toi, j'aime bien ces vieilles publicites peintes sur les grands murs. J'aimais celle dans le metro "du dubo dubonnet";))

bfarr said...

I love ghost signs like this. Makes me happy to find a new one.

Regina K said...

Unusual contrast the right side of the building looks new,

Randy said...

Very nice find and your sky is so blue. Unlike our smoke filled one.

Suzanne said...

This is a wonderful photograph. I love the vagueness of the add next to the angularity of the architecture.

Woody said...

I think old painted signs like this are cool. The flue's coming out of the chimneys looks like an old cartoon.

Doug Hickok said...

I find old weathered signs fascinating, a reflection of distant times. Wonderful angles in your image too :^)

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Wonderful, wonderful shot, Ciel. The deep blue sky, orange circle and red trim along with your excellent composition!! Really good shot.

Sharon

Bob Crowe said...

So what kind of product was it? (I must be too lazy to click the link.) The name sounds like something you would say in English when you are very cold.

Jack said...

I like bfarr's phrase, "ghost signs." I like them, too. This is how old? 80, 90, 100 years? And in that time no one found it necessary or worthwhile painting over it? That is pretty interesting, isn't it? By the way, the sharp angles on the building to the right are kind of nice.

Magpie said...

A nice reminder of days gone by.

Thirtytwo degrees said...

I found the tiny heart on the shutters...loved the railing, that wroughtiron is very pretty...the old sign in contrast is effective! You are so observant!

Malyss said...

J'aime! en plus maintenant , on voit rarement des grandes surfaces planes sur lesquelles peindre comme ça..
(word verif: paresse! :)

JM said...

I also love 'ghost signs' but it's a pity this one is so faded, I guess it must have been truly eye-catching.

Thérèse said...

Quel charme et quelle allure ces vieilles reclames!
Dommage on ne peut plus lire le reste...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a clear, crisp shot Ciel, that sky is the most beautiful blue ever!

VP said...

Never heard of that but I love this kind of vintage advertising.

Halcyon said...

It's too bad there's not more left. I love those old advertisements.

Birdman said...

Old and new together.

Loree said...

Aren't those old ads just beautiful?

Bergson said...

moi je suis comme toi et je pense qu'on devrait les restaurer

Clueless in Boston said...

I find these faded old signs sort of like silent echoes from the past.

Steve E said...

Cieldequimper...is that your NAME?
--grin!

Came here from MAGPIE's "In Over My Head, just curious. And...what I find is a most attractive blog, pictures, personality-plus, MUSIC so serene, and information.

Not trying to acquire another 'follower' or anything. Just dropped by to say "Hello" and I WILL be BACH! (Punchline to a musical joke--I'm a violinist!)

Thank you.
PEACE!
Steve E

T. Becque said...

I love faded advertisement like this.