Monday, 18 August 2014

Lost mais pas in translation devant le café de l'Espérance

Café de l'Espérance Versailles
These two were finding their way around Saint-Louis neighbourhood and stopped in front of this sign which VDP has been waiting to show for ages but had never had the opportunity to take a photo with a bit of ummphh to it...  Though not a hotel anymore, it still is a café (an inside shot can be seen here) just opposite Saint-Louis cathedral, seen here with this café's outside terrace. Note the old four digit phone number, which dates this to somewhere between the 1920s and1950s and the current ten digit one (but the last four numbers haven't changed!) Here's hoping VDP gets her Internet access back tomorrow !

Ces deux là cherchaient leur chemin dans le quartier Saint-Louis et s'arrêtèrent devant cette enseigne que VDP cherchait à montrer depuis longtemps mais n'avait jamais encore réussi à photographier à son goût. Ce n'est plus un hôtel, mais cela reste un café (dont une vue intérieure peut être regardée ici) juste à côté de la cathédrale Saint-Louis, vue ici avec la terrasse de ce café. Notez le numéro de téléphone à quatre chiffres, ce qui le date d'entre les années 1920 et 1950 et le numéro à dix chiffres actuel (mais les quatre derniers n'ont pas changé !) VDP espère récupérer son accès Internet demain !
Café de l'Espérance Versailles
Café de l'Espérance Versailles
The dome of Saint-Louis cathedral is just about visible to the right on this last shot.

Le dôme de la cathédrale Saint-Louis est tout juste visible à droite sur cette dernière photo.

17 comments:

Olivier said...

bien trouve le titre ;) et puis sympa les touristes, ils donnent vie a ta photo

William Kendall said...

The original sign really does feel quite of its time and enduring.

Revrunner said...

Modern comfort. Hmm, I wonder. :-)

Bob Crowe said...

There is a free app on my iPhone that translates almost anything into anything, as long as it's not too idiomatic. (You do need a cellular connection). I've been working on my French but this is definitely going to be my life boat when we're over your way.

Jack said...

Yes, a very nice capture.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

She looks a bit stressed. Nice tile work below the sign, I'm glad they have not tried to alter it.

Randy said...

I like the colorful tiles.

llandudnopictures said...

That's a good solid, time enduring sign!

Stuart said...

A café with hope and comfort... who could ask for more?

Sharon Anck said...

That sign has been there for a very long time.

José Mendonça said...

Great title! ;-)

Tanya Breese said...

i love that tile work!

Halcyon said...

I also like the sign. Very fancy!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

An image with ooomph! for sure Ciel :) Beautiful coloured tile work on the outside wall of the Cafe de l'Esperance!

Loree said...

Being without internet is not fun. It's crazy how dependent we have become on it.

RedPat said...

Nice catch, Ciel!

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice one, Ciel!