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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Paris: even the signs have museums

How old does your country have to be that you can devote a whole collection to frickin' signs and it is still fascinating?! That's just rude to us Johnny-jump-up countries. You have signs older than our Bill of Rights. Welcome to the Musee Carnavalet's Shield Collection. Not signs, "shields." Yeesh.
Musee Carnavalet, Signs gallery
To be fair, the collection focuses on 16th to 20th century signs so they weren't completely rubbing it in our American faces. I absolutely loved the overstuffed galleries. Husband-cat and I have discussed going full museum and stacking our walls with art. They have one paltry layer currently. I'm thinking of tricking them out like this museum and just hang shit from the ceiling. Statues, paintings, trinkets, whatever.
Musee Carnavalet, Signs gallery
I know it's historic and all, but why don't French people think this is creepy?
Musee Carnavalet, Signs gallery
Your duck will be served by the dark mime queen.
Musee Carnavalet, Signs gallery
Musee Carnavalet, Signs gallery
Hmmm, the medallion isn't enough, I need a building! That will bring the business.
Musee Carnavalet, Signs gallery
A jug hangs from this sign - all alcoholics welcome, maybe? We have barmaids with mugs?
Musee Carnavalet, Signs gallery
Our business proudly serves possessed babies.
Musee Carnavalet, Signs gallery
Musee Carnavalet, Signs gallery
Now you know I love me some Lanvin.
Musee Carnavalet, Signs gallery, blogged about at http://www.sleepandhisbrother.com/2012/11/paris-even-signs-have-museums.html
I would not be at all surprised if my home looked like this when I'm an old lady.

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2 comments:

  1. This place looks amazing! Signs are pretty cool, especially ones in Paris, I'm sure. The one with the cat and the crazy baby ones are my favorites. Paris is just so cool.

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    1. There's very little I don't love about Paris. Even their hipsters wear attractive clothes. We clearly need to import their signs and hipsters along with the food and wine.

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